More Scrutiny For Nursing Homes Under ACA

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT) -- In November 2007, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services began issuing a list of the poorest performing nursing homes in the nation. CMS’ Special Focus Facility (SFF) initiative identifies troubled facilities and requires that SFF nursing homes be visited in person by survey teams twice as frequently as other nursing homes.

In August, CMS updated its webpage listing nursing homes that have had a history of serious quality issues under the SFF initiative. Over 25 new facilities were added to the SFF list, and over 45 nursing...
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