Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency
In April of this year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) launched an initiative to identify underperforming nursing facilities and created a unit called “SPOT” to assist these “targeted” facilities with improving the quality of care through
- Recommendations and
- Support services inclusive of education and training.
However, according to The Globe February 11, 2016, “Massachusetts health regulators moved to significantly strengthen oversight of nursing homes, creating a unit that will conduct unannounced inspections and promising to impose fines on problem-plagued facilities.”