Debi Damas

Here comes the OIG

Blog Post created by Debi Damas Support on Mar 20, 2014

The OIG released its "Compendium of Priority Recommendations" yesterday.


In the Medicare Quality of Care and Safety Issues, three of the five recommendations affect nursing homes.


  • Improve care and discharge planning
  • Address harm to patients
  • Questionable hospitalizations of residents
  • Inappropriate drug use
  • improve emergency preparedness and response


How tight are your protocols or procedures that cover these topics?   Hospitalizations and Re-hospitalizations as well as anti-psychotic use have been a topic for a couple years now, but there is still work to do. 


Do you have any helpful hints for others that have been successful for  you?


Read more in this article in McKnights:  OIG focuses on nursing homes' quality of care in 'priorities' report - McKnight's Long Term Care News