Date archive: June 2019

Recent Findings by Office of Inspector General Regarding Reporting of Potential Abuse and Neglect at Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released the findings of an audit performed to determine the prevalence of incidents of potential abuse or neglect of Medicare beneficiaries residing in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, OIG looked at beneficiaries who resided in a SNF during 2016 and who also had a hospital ER Medicare claim…

Recent Amendments to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act was recently amended by the Illinois General Assembly (IGA) after the passage of what both nursing home and patient advocates consider a mutually agreeable bill. One area the law is designed to address is the conflict between appropriate levels of direct nursing care and the well-known shortages in this…


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