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December 20, 2019

Better Oversight Needed to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

The GAO released a statement to the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives in November 2019 alleging that CMS has not yet enforced several of its recommendations from an earlier report released in July 2019.  The GAO report found that deficiencies cited in nursing homes more than doubled from 2013 to 2018, and blamed oversight gaps in reporting requirements relating to abuse in nursing homes.