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Nursing & Medical Malpractice

Weaknesses in managing nursing operations can lead to mistakes, and medical malpractice insurance losses. An article in Risk & Insurance describes the growing threat of nursing shortages (see here). A study in 2002 from the University of Pennsylvania compared adverse … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics Still Being Abused In Nursing Homes

Regulators Release New Guidelines to Reduce Antipsychotic Use for Residents Living with Dementia Antipsychotic drugs are sometimes given to patients living in nursing homes to calm behaviors associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. But for decades, staff have been wrongfully using … Continue reading

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Illinois Nursing Home Complaints

Illinois nursing homes are frequent and continuing subjects of complaints. The State’s Department of Public Health maintains a 24 hour-a-day Nursing Home Hotline. It gets nearly 19,000 calls annually. Over the years, nursing homes have been responsible for neglect, abuse, … Continue reading

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CMS Proposes $887 Million Boost in Medicare Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities in FY 2020 While Floating Expanded Group Therapy Definition

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its 232-page proposed rule to update the Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019. Overall, CMS … Continue reading

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Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Order Denying the Vacating of a Default Judgment in Nursing Home Lawsuit

The plaintiff, Godfrey Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home, filed a complaint for services that was given to the defendant, John Toigo. At the time of the complaint, Toigo was a resident in this nursing home care facility. Through … Continue reading

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