When Nursing Homes Hit Financial Trouble, Vendors Feel the Pinch — and Fight Back

When a skilled nursing provider enters receivership or bankruptcy, the safety and wellbeing of the residents is the top priority for all parties involved. The financial struggles raise questions about the continued provision of necessary care, and the safe transfer of operations becomes paramount. But in many recent SNF bankruptcies, or cases where a SNF […]

Could Trump’s Religious Objection Guidance Create SNF Turmoil?

On first glance, the Department of Health and Human Services’ new guidance on personal religious beliefs might not appear to affect the long-term care industry. Years from now, however, it could play an integral role in the way SNFs operate and staff facilities. When the government rolled out its two-pronged approach last week — establishing […]

Documentation Key for SNFs as CMS Targets Improper Discharges

Better record-keeping could help skilled nursing facilities protect themselves from litigation or penalties as regulators looks to cut down on improper discharges. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last month announced a new initiative aimed at blunting the growing trend of illegal “dumping,” or eviction, of SNF residents. Common reasons for discharges often include payment […]

Florida SNF Deaths After Hurricane Irma Ruled as Homicides

The deaths of 12 residents at a Florida nursing home following a power failure in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September have been ruled as homicides. Eight residents of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died after the nursing home lost power on Sept. 13, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Though facility was quickly evacuated, six more residents died […]