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Massachusetts home health agencies settle improper billing allegations for $10M

Over the past few weeks, government officials have seemingly restarted their aggressive oversight of Medicare-certified home health agencies.   For much of 2020, government watchdogs took a measured approach to health care oversight and enforcement, allowing operators to focus their efforts on COVID-19

Massachusetts home health agencies settle improper billing allegations for $10M2021-04-15T12:26:31-04:00

Lawsuit: Whistleblower in VA deaths wrongfully suspended

  A man who says he alerted authorities to a string of suspicious patient deaths at a veterans hospital in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully suspended for his actions   CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- A man who says he

Lawsuit: Whistleblower in VA deaths wrongfully suspended2021-04-15T12:23:53-04:00

Concerned About Your Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes?

  We live in scary times, with rules and guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic changing practically every day. This is especially true for nursing homes, where there's a greater risk of complications for residents who get COVID-19. Because older people are more vulnerable

Concerned About Your Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes?2021-04-15T12:57:29-04:00

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

(Reuters) - A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters2021-04-15T13:56:27-04:00

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts

In an open letter to a Massachusetts task force established to study the state’s response to COVID-19, the Pioneer Institute, a state policy think tank, highlights much-needed reforms at the state’s nursing homes. More than 60 percent of the state’s deaths from coronavirus—5,086

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts2021-04-15T13:58:14-04:00

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing.   Before the pandemic, cameras were seen as a way to

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras2021-04-15T13:48:31-04:00

San Antonio nursing home accused of negligence, retaliation

In a lawsuit, a health care worker said she reported patient abuse and neglect, as well as several safety violations, to supervisors a few days before a San Antonio nursing home’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak.   Since late March, 18 residents and one employee

San Antonio nursing home accused of negligence, retaliation2021-04-15T12:16:57-04:00

Healthcare Provider Immunity Law – James Swartz

Massachusetts Healthcare COVID-19 Immunity Legislation - James Swartz   On April 17, 2020, Massachusetts bill S. 2640 was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker. The law provides certain liability protections for the acts or omissions of defined health care professionals,

Healthcare Provider Immunity Law – James Swartz2021-04-15T12:17:25-04:00

Coronavirus: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Glendale nursing home

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A family is blaming their loved one's death from coronavirus on his Glendale nursing home. On Thursday, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility.   The suit alleges inadequate safety conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. When the

Coronavirus: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Glendale nursing home2021-04-15T13:52:17-04:00
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