Feds Order More Weekend Inspections of Nursing Homes to Catch Understaffing

November 30, 2018

Kaiser Health News (November 30)

Feds Order More Weekend Inspections of Nursing Homes to Catch Understaffing

The federal government announced plans Friday to crack down on nursing homes with abnormally low weekend staffing by requiring more surprise inspections be done on Saturdays and Sundays. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will identify nursing homes for which payroll records indicate low weekend staffing or that they operate without a registered nurse. Medicare will instruct state inspectors to focus on those potential violations during visits.



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