HHS OIG Finds Nursing Homes Not Complying With Medicare Regs

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- A random survey of medical records for elderly nursing facility residents who take antipsychotic drugs has found that virtually every record didn't comply with Medicare requirements for resident functional assessments and care plans, potentially jeopardizing residents' care, a government watchdog said Monday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general said that all but two of 375 records — 99.5 percent — for elderly nursing facility residents with Medicare claims for antipsychotic drugs between January and June 2007 didn't contain evidence that all federal...
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