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

Rod Baird Discusses How PA/LTC Physicians Are Disadvantaged by the Value-Based Modifier

Not long ago, my wife and I attended a production of “The Book Club Play” by Karen Zacarias. Much like the characters in the play, I rely on a small group of long–term care private practice leaders who meet two to three times a year to discuss topics such as regulations, audit issues, marketing, recruitment, … Click to continue reading