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The Federal Government Issued a Final Rule Prohibiting Nursing Homes from Imposing Forced Arbitration Clauses on New ResidentsBy David L. FarnbauchThe federal agency that oversees nursing homes (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "CMS", issued a final rule banning nursing homes that received Medicare and/or Medicaid funding from requiring new residents to sign admission agreements that have a "forced arbitration" clause. The final rule banning forced arbitration clauses goes into effect on November 28, 2016. National Hospice Company Accused of FraudJanuary 31, 2012Federal attorneys are suing Aseracare for fraudulently enrolling non-terminal patients in hospice care. Aseracare is an Arkansas-based company that provides hospice care. The company set high patient quotas for employees to fill and offered prizes to employees. Persons within the company tipped the government off to the company’s fraudulent practices...The High Cost of Poor Nursing Home Care in the U.S.April 12, 2011Washington, DC – April 8, 2011 – Twenty years ago, The National Consumer Voice for QualityLong-Term Care[*] released a compendium of research that proved the axiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The High Cost of Poor Care-The Cost Effectiveness of Good Care Practices (1991) showed...Medicare Fraud by For-Profit Nursing Home ChainsJanuary 28, 2011January 14, 2011, 1:20 pm Report Questions Nursing Home Charges By PAULA SPAN The way Medicare pays, and overpays, for nursing home care has been the subject of investigations, calls for reform and general hand-wringing for years. And here it all comes again, but with a...GREAT ARTICLE ON INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMERS PATIENTSJanuary 3, 2011GIVING ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS THEIR WAY, EVEN CHOCOLATE By PAM BELLUCK PHOENIX ”” Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when...Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - America's Dirty Little SecretOctober 18, 2010Elder Abuse: America's Dirty Secret By Ken Connor 10/17/2010 The plight of elderly Americans has been a top concern of the Center for a Just Society since our inception in 2005, and as senior citizens comprise an ever increasing percentage of our nation's population, the need is greater...Report Confirms that Civil Justice System is Critical to Protect Senior CitizensOctober 6, 2010Washington, D.C. A new report released today by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) illustrates how the civil justice system is the most effective force in uncovering abuses by corporate nursing homes and insurance companies that target elderly Americans. There are 1.5 million elderly Americans currently residing in...$43.5 Million Dollar Verdict Against GA Nursing Home OperatorSeptember 6, 2010Nursing home operator ordered to pay $43.5 million in wrongful death lawsuit By PÃ©ralte C. Paul, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution September 3, 2010 A Georgia jury Friday ordered a Sandy Springs lawyer and nursing home operator to pay $43.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The payment is to...Indiana Attorney General's Office - Abysmal Record of Investigating NH ComplaintsAugust 25, 2010August 24, 2010 Indiana Nursing Homes Dodge Scrutiny Attorney general has filed 6 complaints out of 300 cases in past 5 years By Heather Gillers and Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star When state health inspectors and police investigated a rape reported at a Marion nursing home in June 2008, what they...Illinois Governor Signs Nursing Home Reform BillAugust 6, 2010Governor Pat Quinn last week signed historic legislation that transforms Illinois’ system of care for frail older adults and persons with disabilities. The Governor signed two new laws, Senate Bill 326 and Senate Bill 2863, that improve the lives of current and future nursing home residents and are based...