Kenneth L. Burgess

Kenneth L. Burgess

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Nursing Facility Survey Trends - Directed Plans of Correction, Privacy Violations and FTag 520 Quality Assurance Committee...

Directed Plans of Correction, or DPOCs, have long been part of the arsenal of enforcement sanctions available to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for survey deficiencies, just like civil money penalties (CMPs);...more

7/25/2014 - Civil Monetary Penalty CMS Enforcement Healthcare Healthcare Facilities HIPAA Medicaid Medicare Plan of Correction Quality of Care Standards SNF

CMS Issues New Surveyor Guidance on Initiating CPR in Nursing Homes and Facility CPR/DNR Policies

In a highly publicized recent case in California, a registered nurse working in an independent living facility refused to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an elderly resident who was experiencing respiratory...more

11/27/2013 - Advance Directives CMS Healthcare Long Term Care Facilities Medical Liability Nurses Nursing Homes SNF

Shorts on Long Term Care December 2012

In this issue: - Make Me a Channel of Your Peace - CMS Signals Renewed Focus on Advance Directives and Residents’ Rights to Determine End-of-Life Care An excerpt from "Make Me a Channel of Your...more

12/17/2012 - Advance Directives CMS End-of-Life-Care SNF

CMS Signals Renewed Focus on Advance Directives and Residents’ Rights to Determine End-of-Life Care

By the time you read this article, if you are a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you will already be subject to new surveyor guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on advance directives and...more

12/17/2012 - Advance Directives CMS Federal Patient Self-Determination Act SNF

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