CMS Did Not Accurately Report on Care Compare Deficiencies related to Heath, Safety, and Emergencies of Nursing Homes 

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports that The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid/Medi-Cal, did not accurately report on Care Compare nursing homes’ deficiencies as related to the nursing homes health, fire safety, and emergency preparedness.

Arbitration Agreements: Don’t Sign Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

In an effort to prevent residents from being able to sue for abuse or neglect, nursing homes, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities are asking residents to sign admission agreements and contracts that include binding pre-dispute arbitration provisions.