The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has always kept a list of underperforming and potentially-dangerous nursing homes, but this list was closely guarded for legal purposes. However, thanks to a recent bipartisan move from Pennsylvania Senators, this list has finally been shown to the public.
The names on the list are nursing homes that do not participate in the Special Focus Facility (SFF) program, which is organized by the CMS. In the past, you could always find poorly-performing nursing homes, but only if they participated in this special program. Nursing homes that were not well rated but were not part of the SFF could previously hide in obscurity, but the Senators’ actions have changed that. All of the nursing homes on the revealed list have repeatedly been rated as “poor” by the CMS, and most have been cited numerous times for serious health, medical, and care code violations.
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Our attorneys from Brown & Barron, LLC in Baltimore applaud the Senators who worked to have the CMS list of dangerous or underperforming nursing homes released to the public. With this information in hand, the people of our communities can make a fully informed decision when choosing a nursing home for their elderly loved ones.
There are five underperforming nursing homes in Maryland on this newly released list:
- Autumn Lake Healthcare at Pikesville in Pikesville
- Patapsco Valley Center in Randallstown
- Genesis Caton Manor in Baltimore
- Cadia Healthcare – Wheaton in Wheaton
- Cadia Healthcare – Springbrook in Silver Spring
If your loved one is living in one of these nursing homes and has been abused or has complained of neglect, now is the time to take legal action to set things right. Call (410) 698-1717 to connect with our Baltimore nursing home abuse lawyers to discuss how to bring a claim or lawsuit against a negligent nursing home that has hurt your family. Fill out an online contact form now to arrange a free consultation.