New Federal Regulations for Pressure Sores

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jan 19, 2009 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) have recently released improved regulations that mention an increased level of care that must be performed by skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) with regards to pressure sores.

These new regulations cite ways in which the facilities must prevent and treat pressure ulcers, which are defined as either avoidable or unavoidable, with respect to whether or not the nursing facility has made an appropriate preventive effort.

In short, the amended Medicare law are to insure the quality of care and to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. If a nursing home fails to abide by these new regulations, they will be held accountable.

Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. is a Wisconsin law firm with a devoted nursing home neglect practice.  Our nursing home abuse and neglect trial team has successfully represented abused and neglected residents in almost every county.  We know Wisconsin.

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