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Obama administration moves to strengthen nursing home oversight
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is proposing rules aimed at dramatically improving the quality of care Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries are receiving in nursing homes.

An estimated 1.5 million beneficiaries are receiving treatment at more than 15,000 long-term care facilities or nursing homes around the country that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The 403-page proposed rule released Monday contains numerous proposals to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, increase quality of care and introduce new safety measures.