GAO Report Finds Critical Gaps in Assisted Living Facility Oversight

February 3, 2018

The New York Times (2/3, Pear, Subscription Publication, 12.8M) said that federal investigators “have found huge gaps in” assisted living facility regulations that have “potentially jeopardized the care of hundreds of thousands of people.” According to a Government Accountability Office report, over half of states were unable to provide information on “cases involving the abuse, neglect, exploitation or unexplained death of Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living facilities.” The GAO document also criticized the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for providing “unclear guidance” to states to such a degree that it “cannot ensure states are meeting their commitments to protect the health and welfare of Medicaid beneficiaries receiving assisted living services.”

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