Six California Nursing Homes Added to CMS List for More Oversight
On Tuesday, CMS released a list of 131 poorly performing nursing homes with histories of quality problems, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. Six California facilities were included on the list.
Nursing homes on the list are placed in a special oversight program intended to provide additional enforcement for continuous problems.
Ember Health Care, a 631-bed nursing home in Pomona, lost eligibility to participate in Medicare or Medicaid after being included on the list.
CMS spokesperson Jack Cheevers said losing federal funding "usually puts a nursing home out of business."
A seventh California facility, Yuba City Care Center, has improved since being named a poor performer in December 2007 and was removed from the list.
The list is updated quarterly, according to acting CMS Administrator Kerry Weems (Hines, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 2/12).