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New OIG Report on First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic Dispels Myth of Inevitability of Infection, Finds Fault with Infection Surveys, and Recommends Exploring Increased Staffing to Protect Residents from Infections

January 19, 2023

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) released a data brief that examined how COVID-19 affected nursing homes during the first year of the pandemic.

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CMS Announces Actions to Combat the Illegal Drugging of Nursing Home Residents

January 18, 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new steps to stop the inappropriate diagnosing of schizophrenia which often results in the improper use of antipsychotic medications to sedate and chemically restrain nursing home residents.

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Why Nursing Homes Need a Minimum Staffing Standard

January 12, 2023

Consumer Voice has released a new issue brief examining why staffing is important in nursing homes and what a federal staffing standard should include.