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Nursing Homes: Proposal To Enhance Oversight of Poorly Performing Homes Has Merit

HEHS-99-157 Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) proposal to expand the definition of "poor performing" nursing homes to include homes with repeated actual harm violations (G-level deficiencies).

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Elder careElderly personsstate relationsMedicaidNegligenceNoncomplianceNursing homesPatient care servicesSafety standardsSanctionsSurveysMedicare