Nursing Homes: Some Improvement Seen in Understatement of Serious Deficiencies, but Implications for the Longer-Term Trend Are Unclear
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- NURSING HOMES: Complexity of Private Investment Purchases Demonstrates Need for CMS to Improve the Usability and Completeness of Ownership Data. Dicken, John E. // GAO Reports;10/27/2010, preceding p1
The article presents a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), in which the agency examined the extent of private investment (PI) nursing homeownership and firms' involvement in homes' operations. The GAO determined whether Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System...
- GAO Wants CMS to Home In On Complaint Investigations. // Long-Term Care Survey Alert;Jul2011, Vol. 13 Issue 8, pp49
The article reports that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report indicate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) must improve complaints substantiation and investigation. It says that of the 53,313 nursing homes complaints received by CMS in 2009, only 19% was...
- CMS's Special Focus Facility Methodology Should Better Target the Most Poorly Performing Homes, Which Tended to Be Chain Affiliated and For-Profit. Dicken, John E. // GAO Reports;9/28/2009, preceding p1
The article presents the study conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the use of the Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in determining the most poorly performing nursing homes in the U.S. It states that GAO has...
- NORTHEAST: 'Dual-eligible' care tested. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Oct2012, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p22
The article reports that Massachusetts is the first U.S. state that joined a new financial alignment demonstration project of the U.S Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and also informs that the nursing homes in Essex County, New York are being sold to private companies.
- Gofigure. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Apr2013, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p12
Statistics are presented related to Medicare as of April 2013 including four skilled nursing facilities gained profit, 75 Grand Old Party senators pressurized U.S. President Barack Obama for Medicare solvency and 225 million U.S. dollars recovery by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- MEDICAID: State and Federal Actions Have Been Taken to Improve Children's Access to Dental Services, but Gaps Remain. // GAO Reports;10/7/2009, preceding p1
The article presents a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which examines the state strategies and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actions since 2007 to improve access to dental care for children in Medicaid and surveyed all state Medicaid programs. These...
- Fraud, CMS cost Medicaid: GAO. Taylor, Mark // Modern Healthcare;8/23/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 34, p14
Reports that state Medicaid programs lost substantial amount of money to fraud and abuse and the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) oversight of state program integrity efforts may be insufficient, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Description of...
- CMS oversight on care contracts faulted in report. Pecquet, Julian // Hill;8/5/2010, Vol. 17 Issue 94, p13
The article offers information on a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which discovered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that oversees Medicaid approved managed-care contracts that might not have met federal requirements.
- IMPROPER PAYMENTS TOTAL $48 BILLION. // Medical Economics;9/25/2011, Vol. 88 Issue 18, p10
The article reports on the percentage of improper Medicare payments in the U.S. in 2011, according to the data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO).