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Report shows many nursing home
violations not have been publicly reported

nursing home

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As many as 10,000 nursing homes may have deficiencies unreported or may have been inaccurately described by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Care Compare, according to an April 2023 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG). 

The report is based on a random sampling of 100 of the 15,377 nursing homes by OIG, which compared the deficiencies reported on Care Compare as of December 10, 2020, with the deficiencies documented by state inspectors from the three most recent annual health, fire safety and emergency preparedness inspections and the three most recent years of complaint inspections.

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Inspector’s report suggests potential for vape shop quality control issues

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A recent report on the results of a series of unannounced “vape shop” visits by federal inspectors raises questions about quality-assurance in the preparation of some e-cigarette products.

Vape shops typically sell products, including electronic nicotine delivery devices and “e-liquids” solutions that are atomized by heating elements within the devices. When inhaled, the resulting vapor delivers nicotine, flavorings and other additives to the user. Continue reading

More hospitals reporting quality data from EHRs but these data are not available by facility

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The number of hospitals voluntarily submitting data on quality generated by electronic health records (EHRs) increased significantly over the past year, according to the Joint Commission, a leading health care facility accreditation organization.

However, these data are not publicly available by facility, according to the Joint Commission. This is unfortunate because the information offers another window into hospital quality. AHCJ has long advocated for the public release of the Joint Commission’s hospital accreditation surveys and complaint reports. Continue reading

New hospital inspection reports added to website

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AHCJ has just updated the HospitalInspections.org website. The updated version adds 1,024 records of hospital inspection results, as recent as September. Most of the records show a detailed narrative of each deficiency among hospitals in the United States.

The website includes the results of government inspections of acute-care hospitals, critical-access (rural) hospitals and psychiatric hospitals resulting from complaints. The site now searches through 26,814 records. Continue reading

AHCJ updates HospitalInspections.org with latest data

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AHCJ just added 1,319 hospital deficiency records in the searchable data on its HospitalInspections.org website. The latest addition includes inspections into June.

The searchable site includes records of 25,790 different deficiencies among hospitals in the United States. The file came from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That includes records of 854 inspections that don’t yet include detailed narratives. Continue reading