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New Tool Searches Nursing Home Deficiencies

A consumer-targeted Internet tool allows users to search the federal nursing home inspection reports and deficiencies by keyword, city and facility name. The Nursing Home Inspect database covers nearly 118,000 deficiencies at 14,565 homes. It was designed by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism. Nursing Home Inspect uses...

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For Profits and Private Investor Nursing Homes Have More Deficiencies

The Government Accountability Office, examining whether the quality of care in a nursing home suffers after an acquisition, found that nursing homes owned by private investors and other types of for-profit operators had more total deficiencies than homes run by public companies. The report found that on average,ξ privately owned...

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Nursing Homes Compare Adds Valuable Consumer Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been making changes to the Nursing Home Compare website http://www.medicare.gov/ and is seeking comments from stakeholders and visitors to the site.ξξ On April 23rd, CMS added information to allow consumers to more directly file complaints about nursing homes with State Survey...

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