CMS Announces Initiative to Enhance Nursing Home Transparency

On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced an enhancement available to nursing home residents, families and caregivers on CMS’ “Nursing Home Compare” website.  By the end of the month, CMS will display a consumer alert icon next to nursing homes that have been cited on inspection reports for one or both of the following: 1) Abuse that led to harm of a resident within the past year; and 2) Abuse that could have potentially led to harm of a resident in each of the last two years.

The Nursing Home Compare website is available here.

Written By: Catherine B. Moore

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