“CMS to label cited nursing homes with ‘Do not proceed’ icon on Nursing Home Compare website,” by Danielle Brown, McKnight’s LTC News
“CMS unveiled the labeling plans as part of an unfolding five-pillar plan that includes improving transparency for consumers. Starting Oct. 23, the ‘Do not proceed’ symbol will be placed next to facilities that have been cited for abuse, neglect or exploitation. Authorities call the open-palm display in a red circle ‘a consumer alert icon.’”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Let’s see. First pay nursing homes less than the cost of the care for two-thirds of their residents (the ones on Medicaid.) Then punish them when they provide the quality of care for which you’re paying. Continue the beatings until morale improves?