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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…

Doug Hance

DCH warns personal care homes against using the term “assisted living”

USA - May 1 2012 On April 10, 2012, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) published a notice, available here, regarding the use of the term “assisted living” by licensed personal care homes.

Erin R. Kendall

CMS proposes changes to home health agency “36 month” CHOW rule

USA - July 20 2010 In an attempt to clarify the "36 Month Rule," the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing additional changes to the rule (the Proposed Rule).

Jessica Tobin Grozine

OIG FY 2013 Work Plan’s effect on pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers

USA - October 31 2012 This article is the third in a series of articles discussing the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Work Plan for the 2013 fiscal year (FY) that was published on October 3, 2012.

Kelley Coleman Nduom

Georgia DCH publishes final regulations and application materials for Assisted Living Communities

USA - February 13 2012 The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has published final regulations and application materials governing the new licensure category for Assisted Living Communities (ALC).

Jessica Tobin Grozine