Federal agency The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will now call out specific nursing homes that have been cited for abuse and neglect, according to a story from Modern Healthcare.
The agency’s Nursing Home Compare website will add icons next to the skilled nursing facilities in your area with reported violations beginning October 23. The icons will flag facilities that have reports of harmful abuse of a resident within the past year and potentially harmful mistreatment of a resident during the last two years.
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In April, CMS launched its Five-Star Quality Rating System to help drive quality improvements throughout the nursing home system and empower consumers with more information to make these decisions.
“We applaud this important next step in providing consumers with as much transparency as possible in what is always a challenging decision for a family,” says Salvatore Marino, a partner in the law firm Dalli & Marino, LLP. “The information is in government health inspection reports — but it’s usually difficult to find. Now people will quickly see which nursing homes are rated the safest in their areas.”
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