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MDS Alert

Feds Wary Of Uncouth Discharges

Remember: Facilities are required to notify resident and ombudsman in advance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as investigative journalists, and the general public, are zeroing in on long-term care facilities that discharge residents unlawfully. David s. Wright, director of CMS' Survey and Certification Group in Baltimore, sent out a late-December memo alerting facilities that federal [...]