Following are our report and information on the nursing homes in each state with what we are calling Chronic Deficiencies – three or more citations for the same regulatory standard in the three years covered on the federal website, Nursing Home Compare. The lists, compiled in the fall of 2016, include over 6,000 nursing [...]
This report provides the results of an assessment of the circumstances in which harm is identified when a nursing home is cited for deficient care, abuse or neglect. Numerous studies have identified problems with the ability of state Survey Agencies (SAs) to adequately identify violations of minimum standards. As a result, too many nursing [...]
November 2016. With funding from the National Consumer Voice, LTCCC has adopted a national guide for NY State, to help New Yorkers facing LTC decisions gain a better understanding of their choices and options and how they can advocate for themselves to get the services they need and want.
NYS Troubled SNFs With Rate Appeals final (excel)
National Report: Safeguarding NH Residents & Program Integrity: A National Review of State Survey Agency Performance CLICK HERE NY State Report: Safeguarding Residents & Program Integrity in New York State Nursing Homes: An Assessment of Government Agency Performance CLICK HERE NY State Report: Executive Summary CLICK HERE The following interactive charts provide information for [...]
Left Behind: The Impact Of The Failure To Fulfill The Promise of The National Campaign To Improve Dementia Care.
This report assesses the effectiveness of the national “Partnership” in reducing the dangerous and unnecessary drugging of nursing home residents.
Left Out: Results Of A Survey Of Nursing Home Resident Representatives On The National Campaign To Improve Dementia Care
This brief presents the first of two assessments undertaken by LTCCC on the effectiveness, to date, of the national campaign to address the widespread, inappropriate and dangerous use of antipsychotic drugs on nursing home residents.
This study was conducted to gather financial and programmatic information on the nursing home surveillance systems of a select sample of states across the U.S. The study also aimed to gain insights into the challenges facing the state offices responsible for ensuring quality and safety in our nation's nursing homes and other settings. [...]
This report, released October 2012, presents an overview of the federal regulations that may be relevant when antipsychotic medications are used and the specific data tags, called “F-Tags,” that apply to each of the regulations and that are used by state and federal surveyors to code deficiencies. A summary and citation to the applicable federal [...]
NYS has proposed a "super" waiver to the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to permit it to implement the Medicaid Redesign Team's Action Plan. The MRT waiver is an amendment to the state’s existing waiver, the New York Partnership Plan. Partnership has been the primary vehicle used by the state to expand [...]
The results of a Commonwealth Fund project detailing the importance of consumer participation in states' Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement policy making. The products of the project include: a primer for consumers participation, a brief for policy makers on the need to have consumers "at the table," and a series of webinars for consumers explaining Medicaid [...]
Consumer Response: Recommendations and Guidelines of the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team’s Managed Long Term Care Implementation and Waiver Work Groups and Their State Implementation
Two briefs, one for consumers and one for policy makers.
On November 30, 2011, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Held a Hearing: "Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers' Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes." This is LTCCC's statement. The hearing recording and materials are available at http://www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/overprescribed-the-human-and-taxpayers-costs-of-antipsychotics-in-nursing-homes.
A study of the status of care and quality of life in New York State assisted living facilities and residences and the state's oversight and enforcement of state rules.
Statement by LTCCC's Executive Director before Medicaid Redesign Team hearing on need to involve those who will be most affected; need to remember the purpose of the Medicaid program to ensure safety and appropriate care; need to ensure assess to least restrictive setting; and the need for adequate staffing for state's care monitoring function. [...]