Nursing Facility Transparency And Congress

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- For years, the long-term care community has supported the development of a nursing facility oversight system that is more objective, provides incentives for improvement, and better measures quality outcomes and processes. Congress has introduced two such bills this year.

Earlier this year, Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) authored the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008 (S.B. 2641), legislation that would bring more "transparency" to consumers regarding nursing facility quality, improve enforcement, and strengthen nursing facility staff training requirements. S.B. 2641 requires...
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