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CMS Will Alert Consumers About Nursing Home Abuse

October 08, 2019

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will use a special icon to identify nursing homes that have been cited for abuse and neglect. According to CMS, adding the icon to Nursing Home Compare, the federal government website, is designed to improve the transparency of consumer information as part of its five-point plan to improve nursing home quality and safety. CMS’s action follows two hearings on nursing home abuse and neglect held earlier this year by the US Senate Finance Committee. Consumer Voice commends CMS for this action which is a step forward in providing critical information to consumers, their families and the public, and creating an incentive for nursing homes to prevent abuse and neglect.

Read our Policy Break on the issue for more information.

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