Some Nursing Homes Not Ready For Emergencies, HHS Finds

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Friday highlighted flaws in nursing home emergency preparedness — including unreliable evacuation transportation and potential difficulties tracking residents — almost seven years after Hurricane Katrina drew attention to the issue.

The report, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General, recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Administration on Aging provide better guidance and detailed guidelines for nursing homes to adopt.

The OIG's survey...
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