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Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Allen, Kathryn G.
Since 1998, numerous reports on nursing home (NH) quality & safety have identified significant weaknesses in fed. & state oversight. Under contract with the CMS, states conduct annual NH inspections, known as surveys, to assess compliance with fed. quality & safety require. When states find deficiencies, CMS may impose sanctions to encourage compliance with fed. require. This report assesses CMS's progress in addressing oversight weaknesses. This report: reviewed the trends in NH quality from 1999 through Jan. 2005; evaluated the extent to which CMS's initiatives have addressed survey & oversight problems identified by CMS; & identified key challenges to continued progress in ensuring resident health & safety. Tables.Allen, Kathryn G. is the author of 'Nursing Homes : Despite Increased Oversight, Challenges Remain in Ensuring High-Quality Care and Resident Safety', published 2006 under ISBN 9781422305911 and ISBN 1422305910.