Posts Tagged 'medicaid'

Lancaster County Nursing Home Ranks Among Nation’s Worst

harrison senior living of christiana ranks among nation's worst nursing homesIn most cases, the care we take in finding a nursing home for our elderly loved ones is unrivaled. It is one of the most important decisions we’ll make, should the need ever arise, as we hand off the care of those who once cared for us.

The truth of the matter, however, is that nursing home standards vary widely. The standard of care present at one ...

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Daiichi Sankyo to Pay $39 Million to Settle Kickback Claims After Whistleblower Lawsuit

Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd, a global pharmaceutical company, is being forced to pay $39 million to the United States government and state Medicaid programs to settle claims that the company paid doctors kickbacks to prescribe its drugs. Reuters reported that the fine was negotiated with the Department of Justice based on a whistleblower case by a former sales representative.

The lawsuit alleged that Daiichi paid doctors kickbacks from 2004 to 2011 to endorse the company’s various pharmaceutical ...

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Nursing Homes Show Lack of Safety Compliance

Despite heightened scrutiny of nursing home conditions in recent years, new data shows that many of these institutions are not complying with established safety standards in the industry. After an August 2013 deadline for sprinkler installation, data shows that 385 facilities in 39 states failed to meet safety requirements. This comes after a long history of nursing home fires, according to a recent Telegram.com article.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), manages nursing home ...

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Federal Government is no Longer Disclosing Many Hospital Errors to the Public

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made a change this month to stop the disclosure of many serious hospital errors and health risks to the public. A story in USA Today reports that the data on eight “hospital-acquired” conditions were removed from the Centers’ web site.

Prior to this change, the Hospital Compare website allowed the general public to access data on the rate of hospital-acquired infections and injuries. Last summer, much ...

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