California Group Says CMS Nursing Home List Excludes Problem Homes
The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform is criticizing a recent CMS list of poorly performing nursing homes as incomplete because the report does not include several California facilities with a record of problems, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (Hines, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 12/3).
The list identified 54 facilities nationwide, including one in California, that were cited by CMS as needing additional oversight but failed to show improvement in a later survey (California Healthline, 11/29).
Mike Connors, spokesperson for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, said the list could lead consumers to believe that the California facility is the only one of the state's 1,400 nursing homes that is performing poorly.
CMS did not include on the list the names of 74 additional poorly performing nursing homes nationwide that also are in the federal oversight program. As many as five facilities in California could be in the oversight program, according to the Press-Enterprise (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 12/3).