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Inspector General investigating nursing home staffing: Report

McKnight's (08/31/2018) – A federal government watchdog is launching an investigation into enforcement of nursing home staffing standards in the wake of a high-profile New York Times report on the issue. Full story »

CMS nursing home oversight under federal probe

Becker's Hospital Review (08/30/2018) – HHS' Office of Inspector General is investigating the enforcement of staffing standards at skilled nursing facilities, according to a Kaiser Health News report. Full story »

OIG to investigate CMS oversight of skilled nursing staffing measures

Skilled Nursing News (08/30/2018) – In the wake of controversy over nationwide skilled nursing staffing levels, the health care industry’s top government watchdog has stepped in to investigate. Full story »

LeadingAge counters after Senator’s staffing demands

McKnight's (08/21/2018) – A leading industry advocate is firing back, a few days after one U.S. senator demanded changes related to nursing home staffing. Full story »

Skilled nursing facilities can’t just ‘check the box’ under new payroll requirements

Skilled Nursing News (08/14/2018) – When the CMS began basing its rating of nursing home staffing levels on payroll records in April of this year, many skilled nursing facilities were found to be underreporting their nursing and caretaking personnel levels. Full story »

Staffing totals don’t add up

McKnight's (08/09/2018) – Nursing homes were placed under a hot spotlight in mid-July after The New York Times ran a lengthy story criticizing fluctuations and apparent understaffing revealed through a new federal data collection process. Full story »

The PBJ quality quest

McKnight's (07/27/2018) – Now that PBJ data has officially replaced the 671 for calculating the staffing section under the Five-Star Quality Rating System, what are the early returns we’re seeing in the industry? Full story »

Nursing home staffing measures transitioning to PBJ data

LeadingAge New York (04/08/2018) – In a letter issued on April 6th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms that it is shifting the data source used to calculate the staffing measures of the nursing home quality rating system this month. Full story »

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