CMS NURSING HOME COMPARE ADDS SIX NEW QUALITY MEASURES.

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On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measures to its Nursing Home Compare website. The six new quality measures are the largest addition of quality measures to the Nursing Home Compare website since 2003, and...

DOJ TO START 10 REGIONAL TASK FORCES

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The Department of Justice announced plans Wednesday to create 10 regional task forces that will target nursing homes that provide “grossly substandard” care. The task forces, launched as part of the DOJ’s Elder Justice Initiative, will include members from U.S....

SOMETIMES A MISTAKE IS JUST A MISTAKE: BILL INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO PUSH BACK AGAINST AGGRESSIVE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HEALTH CARE FALSE CLAIMS INVESTIGATIONS

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In recent years, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Inspector General and other state and federal agencies have increasingly and aggressively investigated health care providers for violations of the False...

SOCIAL MEDIA: A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

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Social media is one of the fastest growing tools businesses use to employ marketing tactics in a timely and cost effective manner. It has the power to propel a company ahead of competitors, and into a thriving market position. On the flip-side, social media also has...

WILL STATES ALLOW OBAMACARE TO BRING UNIVERSAL COVERAGE?

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One of the primary goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is to make insurance available to as many consumers are possible. Now, as the law gears up toward full implementation in 2014, states are grappling with how to balance...

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