lose money to patients that are sent to an actual hospital and even worse an

Lose money to patients that are sent to an actual

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lose money to patients that are sent to an actual hospital, and even worse an investigation that could cause them to have their participation with medicare and medicade terminated which draws a minimum of $512 a day. Leadership Failures. By law, a nursing home medical director is required to oversee medical policies and procedures at the institution and coordinate residents’ medical care. He is the clinician responsible for medical care at the center. In violation of federal regulations, the administration also failed to make plans for how it would handle a potential outbreak Administrators weren’t ready when the infection struck: They hadn’t figured out in advance what space, equipment and staff they would need in such an emergency. They hadn’t identified what was already in place. Such plans are not optional. They are required of all 15,000 nursing homes across the country. If administrators had planned, they might have been able to physically isolate the sick patients from those without symptoms before being ordered to do so on Nov. 14, and thus prevent the spread of the virus from one roommate to another.
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  • Fall '19
  • Medical Director, Wanaque Nursing Home

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