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Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
June 24, 2019

Recent Findings by Office of Inspector General Regarding Reporting of Potential Abuse and Neglect at Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released the findings of an audit performed to determine the prevalence of incidents of potential abuse or neglect of Medicare beneficiaries residing in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, OIG looked at beneficiaries who resided in a SNF during 2016 and who also had a hospital emergency room (ER) Medicare claim containing a high-risk diagnosis code.