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DOH making progress in nursing home inspections

By Keith R. Ridley

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2014

~~<p>Back in summer 2013, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) proactively informed the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that, because of unexpected staffing turnover and funding issues, the department could not meet the federal inspection requirements for nursing homes here.</p>
<p>Although those factors are not within the DOH's control, the department took ownership to formulate a plan of action with CMS. Quality assurance of nursing home services is a responsibility we take very seriously.</p>
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Back in summer 2013, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) proactively informed the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that, because of unexpected staffing turnover and funding issues, the department could not meet the federal inspection requirements for nursing homes here.

Although those factors are not within the DOH's control, the department took ownership to formulate a plan of action with CMS. Quality assurance of nursing home services is a responsibility we take very seriously. Login for more...



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