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Nursing Home Workers Still Posting Nude and Vulgar Photos of Residents on Snapchat
Federal and state officials have increased their focus on the problem, but ProPublica found 18 incidents in the last year in which employees at nursing homes and assisted living facilities posted unauthorized photos and videos of residents on social media platforms.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 2017 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. The Commission’s report examines a variety of Medicare payment system issues, including implementing a unified payment system for post-acute care, as well as hospital and skilled nursing facility use by Medicare beneficiaries who reside in nursing facilities.
Payroll-Based Journal: The Nursing Home Compare website now reflects whether providers have submitted data by the required deadline. Additionally, providers that have not submitted any data for two consecutive deadlines will have their overall and staffing star ratings suppressed.
• Total SFF slots and candidates for each State: The number of designated slots and candidates for FY 2017 will not change from those effective since May 1, 2014.
• Initial selection notice: The State Survey Agency (SA) must notify the provider in writing of their SFF selection and conduct a meeting (either onsite or via telephone) with the nursing home’s accountable parties, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Office (RO), if the RO wants to be included.
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