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DNR orders in Georgia long-term care facilities

USA - March 20 2013 Recent reports in the media have brought attention to Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and how they are addressed in long-term care facilities. There…

Hedy Silver Rubinger

OIG releases report on home health agency background checks

USA - May 18 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report last week addressing employee background checks by…

H. Carol Saul

Medication errors highlight top 10 violations for personal care homes

USA - May 12 2014 The Georgia Department of Community Health recently published a "top ten" list of the most common violations for Georgia personal care homes. Several…

Hedy Silver Rubinger

Recent OIG advisory opinion has implications for certain contractual arrangements between independent medical practices

USA - November 19 2013 The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published an Advisory Opinion (issued: November 5…

Neil W. Hoffman, Ph.D.

CMS releases Five-Star Quality Rating System Three-Year Report

USA - July 24 2013 CMS posted a report on June 28, 2013 analyzing the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System from the years 2009 to 2011 (Three-Year…

Hedy Silver Rubinger