Quality of Care Takes Center Stage
As more than 70 million Americans, or 20% of the U.S. population, move into their golden years and promise to live longer than any other generation, quality of care will take center stage as the greatest public health challenge of the 21st Century. This is because today's 17,000 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) see more acute patients than ever before and employ a nursing staff with a decreasing skill set. Simultaneously, government investigations of these facilities are increasing.
Between 2005 and 2007, more than 91% of nursing homes were cited for deficiencies during annual surveys, with quality of care deficiencies on the rise, according to a 2008 report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
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- Details on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
- Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidelines for an effective compliance program
- Steps to achieving compliance