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INDOT Testing New Cable System To Prevent Fatal Crossover Vehicle Accidents

January 10, 2018

INDOT Testing New Cable System To Prevent Fatal Crossover Vehicle Accidents Posted By Crossen Kooi || 1-Jan-2009 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has been testing high tension cable barriers on two stretches of Indiana interstate for about 2½ years. In late 2005, barriers were installed on Interstate 65 between Zionsville and Lebanon and on Interstate 69 …

CMS Issues New Five Star Rating To Assist Illinois Families in Finding Quality Nursing Homes

January 10, 2018

CMS Issues New Five Star Rating To Assist Illinois Families in Finding Quality Nursing Homes Posted By Crossen Kooi || 1-Jan-2009 The CMS and HHS have developed a new Five-Star Rating system that evaluates Nursing Home care. According to the CMS website, the Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more …

The Federal Government Places Illinois Nursing Homes On Their Watch List

January 10, 2018

The Federal Government Places Illinois Nursing Homes On Their Watch List Posted By Crossen Kooi || 2-Jan-2009 The federal government through the CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has placed hundreds of nursing homes on a list of long-term care facilities that it wants to improve systemic issues or face expulsion from the Medicaid program. …

New Proposal Would Cut Funding for Nursing Homes That Score Poorly On State Inspections

January 10, 2018

New Proposal Would Cut Funding for Nursing Homes That Score Poorly On State Inspections Posted By Crossen Kooi || 3-Jan-2009 Under a new proposal the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration plans to pursue in 2009, nursing homes scoring higher on their State and Federal inspections would be rewarded with higher Medicaid payments while those that don’t …

Federal and Indiana Nursing Home Laws Place Power in The Hands of Family Members

January 10, 2018

Federal and Indiana Nursing Home Laws Place Power in The Hands of Family Members Posted By Crossen Kooi || 4-Jan-2009 Placing your loved one in a reputable long-term care facility is just the first step in ensuring they are well cared for. Regardless of complaints or sanctions found during state and federal inspections (be they few or …

Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Issues Nursing Home Residents Rights List

January 10, 2018

Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Issues Nursing Home Residents Rights List Posted By Crossen Kooi || 9-Jan-2009 Through their website, Medicare.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare are now publishing what they describe as Nursing Home Resident Rights. Per current law, Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections, and all nursing homes …

Indiana May Reconsider Statewide Smoking Ban

January 10, 2018

Indiana May Reconsider Statewide Smoking Ban Posted By Crossen Kooi || 10-Jan-2009 The last time a smoking-ban bill was introduced in Indiana, the measure did not even make it out of a legislative committee. This may be in part due to Indiana’s number 6 rating as the highest adult smoking state in the country. Thirty states across …

Indiana Department of Insurance Releases 2007 Workers Compensation Statistics

January 10, 2018

Indiana Department of Insurance Releases 2007 Workers Compensation Statistics Posted By Crossen Kooi || 11-Jan-2009 The Indiana Department of Labor is reporting that 62,326 claims involving one or more days of missed work were filed in 2007. Of those claims, 92 fatalities were reported. 17,724 agreements to compensation were filed with the Board. Of those agreements, 9,860 …

Grant County Nursing Home Facilities Dinged On New Federal Five Star Rating System

January 10, 2018

Grant County Nursing Home Facilities Dinged On New Federal Five Star Rating System Posted By Crossen Kooi || 18-Jan-2009 A new Department of Health and Human Services’ five-star system for rating nursing homes has placed all six Grant County Indiana nursing home facilities amongst the worse in the country. All six facilities, including Colonial Oaks Health Care …

Indiana Nursing Homes Attempting To Make Patients Waive Their Rights Related to Abuse or Neglect

January 10, 2018

Indiana Nursing Homes Attempting To Make Patients Waive Their Rights Related to Abuse or Neglect Posted By Crossen Kooi || 22-Jan-2009 As the number of reports and claims of nursing homes abuse and neglect has continued to rise in the last several years, many states have begun enacting consumer protection laws to assist the elderly and their …