Shorts on Long Term Care - July 2011

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In This Issue:

- Beautiful Sadness – A Tribute to Debbie Mathis By Ken Burgess

- OIG Issues New Advisory Opinion on Hospital to Post-Acute Care Settings Referral Arrangements By Ken Burgess

- Turning Your Facility and Staff into Detectives Complying with the Elder Justice Act Crime Reporting Requirements by Kim Licata

Excerpt from "Turning Your Facility and Staff into Detectives Complying with the Elder Justice Act Crime Reporting Requirements"

On June 17, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued much-needed guidance to state survey agency directors on what CMS expects from a long term care (LTC) facility that is obligated to report a “reasonable suspicion of a crime” committed against a resident of that facility. This vexing provision of the Elder Justice Act (EJA) found in last year’s massive health care reform law triggers an almost impossibly short reporting obligation, not only for the facility, but also for certain individuals....

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