In response to recent reports highlighting abuse and neglect in nursing homes across the U.S., as well as nursing home industry lobbyists calling for less accountability, CANHR, along with the Long Term Care Community Coalition, Center for Medicare Advocacy, and National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, have issued a joint statement highlighting the abundant evidence that more – not less – accountability is needed to ensure the safety and dignity of vulnerable nursing home residents.
In this Issue
- Hidden Medicaid Restrictions in Failed Repeal & Replace
- But It’s Not Over A follow up to CNN’s explosive article on Nursing Home Rape: What’s Being Done
- New RCFE Admission Agreement Regulations
- New Federal and California Notice Protections Take Effect for Patients in Observation Status
- Medi-Cal Recovery – CANHR Needs Your Help – Share Your Story
Hidden Medicaid Restrictions in Failed Repeal & Replace … But It’s Not Over
Although most of the focus on the recently failed Trump/Ryan repeal bill has been on the insurance coverage aspects, the Medicaid expansion and the Medicaid caps, there are a number of other Medicaid changes that would severely limit the ability of potential beneficiaries to become eligible for Medi-Cal, particularly the aged and disabled.
One of the most frequent complaints from Medi-Cal beneficiaries has been the inability to find out how much in benefits has been paid on their behalf.
In May of 2016, a female resident died due to injuries sustained from multiple consecutive falls at Bethel Lutheran Home in Selma, CA.
My mother owns a mobile home and is on Medi-Cal. The mobile home park is a senior-only community that requires that the owner of the home be age 55 or older.