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DOJ Forms Nursing Home Task Force, Promises Criminal And Civil Penalties For Owners And Operators

March 4, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Department of Justice this week announced the creation of a specialized task force targeting “grossly substandard care” in nursing homes, with both criminal and civil penalties on the table for owners…

CMS Suspends Non-Emergency Surveys For Virus Focus

March 4, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - In the wake of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a Washington nursing home, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will immediately refocus inspections of skilled nursing facilities on compliance with the agency’s infection…

‘Medicare Is Being Privatized’: Why Medicare Advantage May Make PDPM Irrelevant For Nursing Homes

March 3, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The new fee-for-service payment model for nursing homes took up most of the oxygen in the industry over the past two years, but the rise of Medicare Advantage in markets across the country could make all of that preparation for naught — sooner…