CMS Addresses F608 vs. F609 Reporting Requirements

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - October 24, 2017

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued an early alert about its investigation into the reporting of abuse or neglect to law enforcement by skilled nursing facilities. “We identified 134 Medicare beneficiaries whose injuries may have been the result of potential abuse or neglect that occurred from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016,” said the OIG. “We also found that a significant percentage of these incidents may not have been reported to law enforcement.”