Are Nursing Home Surveys Punitive? Compliance vs. Quality

More regulations most certainly result in more processes for nursing homes, but do they help create better quality outcomes? This week’s post on LTC Management explores 2 different views on this topic: that of the The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) and another from industry advocates. Back in February, the DHHS Office of Inspector General issued … Click to continue reading

Fraud & Abuse Silliness at CMS – Look for The Crooks, Don’t Punish the 99%

Be certain that CMS and their investigative arm, the OIG, will come up with new regulations to prevent fraud – at the expense of the universe of hardworking, honest providers! This week’s post LTC Management looks at the recent release of provider data, the media’s scrutiny of data they do not have the capacity to … Click to continue reading

EHR Hardship Exemptions and Meaningful Use Stumbling Blocks

We could all use a little clarity when it comes to Hardship Exemptions and Meaningful Use. This week on the LTC Management blog, Rod Baird shares some information and ideas regarding this very confusing, but very important topic for physicians and extenders working in the PA/LTC setting. Let’s give CMS a round of applause for … Click to continue reading