When Does a Citation Become a Misrepresentation?


The unfortunate reality for most long term care providers is that citations happen. While providers strive for citation-free surveys, the seeming subjectivity, inconsistency, and unpredictability of the regulatory oversight process make this goal more aspirational than realistic, especially for those with challenging resident populations and decreasing reimbursement rates.

This reality becomes even more frustrating when realizing that citations may give rise to new forms of liability outside the regulatory arena. Indeed, survey results can serve as a breeding ground for civil lawsuits given that these results are publicly available and that, on their face, they purport to highlight a facility’s deficiencies.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Lane Powell PC | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Lane Powell PC on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.