Sens. Casey and Toomey Secure List That Includes Hundreds of Poorly Performing Nursing Homes Across the Country
Following an inquiry by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) into under-performing nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently handed over an unreleased list of facilities with a documented pattern of poor care. CMS oversees a program for nursing homes that consistently underperform, called the Special Focus Facility program. The names of the facilities chosen to participate in the program are made public, however, the approximately 400 nursing homes that are not selected to participate are kept hidden from the public. In order to provide greater transparency to individuals and families, Sens. Casey and Toomey requested the names of these additional facilities be made publicly available by CMS. After CMS chose not to release this list, Sens. Casey and Toomey are releasing this information alongside a report with additional background and context.
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