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Title
Nursing home initiative.
First Author
Shankroff, Jan
Date of Pub
2000 Fall
Pages
113-115
Volume
22
Issue
1
Other Authors
Feuerberg, Marvin; Miller, Patricia; Mortimore, Edward
Abstract
Currently, 1.6 million elderly and disabled people receive care in about 17,000 nursing home across the United States. In 1987, Congress passed major nursing home reforms that defined the role of the State survey and certification process in determining the compliance of nursing homes with Federal standards. In 1998, the President announced new steps to increase Federal oversight of nursing homes' performance, collection of new fines from non-compliance homes, and an increased focus on special care areas such as nutrition, pressure sores, and abuse. HCFA responded with Nursing Home Initiative (NHI), which was intended to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents. Many of the new activities from the NHI have already been implemented, but it will take more time before we have all of them fully in operation.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Nursing Homes/legislation & jurisprudence : Quality of Health Care : Aged : Certification : Disabled Persons : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB2001-105913