Medicare Cuts Funding from Troubled Nursing Home

One nursing home will have to find new homes for around 100 residents after the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to no longer offer funding to the facility. The facility has been given until February 6, 2012 to relocate the affected residents.

According to a statement provided by the facility, the decision came after CMS found six deficiencies which it described as placing residents in immediate jeopardy.  The deficiencies included one dietary instance, inappropriate touching of residents by a family member, and a failure to report these incidents to governmental agencies in a timely manner by administration.

The center may continue as a private pay facility until it can re-apply for Medicare and Medicaid certification or they can rebuild once the residents have all been placed. For more, read the store.

 


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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