California Nursing Home Information Will be...

California Nursing Home Information Will be More Transparent Under New...

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As part of the larger health care reform in our country, President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which contains provisions for Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement. In a series of posts, I will discuss some of the provisions which affect nursing home care. This […]

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California Nursing Home Verdict $29 Million in Elder Death

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This month, in a case that illustrates the strong correlation between the level and quality of care a nursing home patient receives and the direct care staff available at a facility, Judge Roland Candee, a Sacramento Superior Court upheld a jury verdict of $29 million against Horizon, a company that owns 33 nursing homes in […]

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California Nursing Homes Remain Understaffed Despite Additional Funding

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Since the California Legislature enacted the Medi-Cal Long Term Care Reimbursement Act (AB 1629) in 2004, two major reports have evaluated its impact on the quality of care in nursing homes. The first study was put out in April 1, 2008 by the UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. According to these authors, the […]

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