Nursing home not able to admit medicare patients

  1. How bad is it for a nursing home to loose its right to admit medicare patients? Is that common? Would you as an employee stay away from a nursing home that had this happen?
  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   CoffeeRTC
    Obviously, they have been repeatedly cited from the state. If I was new, I probably wouldn't want to come into a situation like that.
    Have you looked up the surveys online to find out what or why?
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yes, I would definitely stay away. Being prohibited from accepting Medicare patients is reserved for only the most severe deficiencies, e.g. neglect that resulted in significant harm to residents. I wouldn't work for such a facility for that reason alone.......but it also doesn't do one's reputation much good to be associated with one.
  5. by   snowyRN
    Run Run Run as fast as you can, you dont want to get caught up in their mess
  6. by   eriksoln
    I stay away from nursing homes period. Ones who have gone even further down than the pittance expectations of avg. nursing homes would be doubly avoided by me.
  7. by   Sarah Jayne
    How do you look up the state surveys? What kinds of problems can make a home loose its right to admit medicare patients?

    One of my friends just started working in a nursing home that lost its right to admit medicare patients for a couple of months. She didn't know that when she was hired. She found out sorta by accident. Should I tell her to qiut her job?
    Last edit by Sarah Jayne on May 8, '09 : Reason: wanted to add something
  8. by   t-lo
    Could it be because they do not have a Therapies Dept.? Sometimes Therapies are subcontracted out and if the Therapy Service's contract with the Facility is completed for the year they do not renew. Let's hope this is the reason and not because of deficiencies.
  9. by   allison_lpn
    If the facility is not willing to give you a valid reason for losing the Medicare status then you may want to leave. I would ask first. You can get info on the facility from you state nursing home (your state) nursing home association, it should give you a website with a .org. Hope this helps you!!
  10. by   LHH1996
    no it isn't common ...and it could mean no pay check...stay away!!!!!!

    to..Eriksoln..not all nursing homes are bad...why the put down.??
  11. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Quote from Sarah Jayne
    How do you look up the state surveys?
    Try your state's official government website, which should be "statename".gov, and search for nursing homes. You can also go to
  12. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Go to Nursing Home Compare. You can find the survey results there. It is a drastic step to close a place to medicare admissions.
  13. by   Sarah Jayne
    Thanks for all your advice. I'll tell my friend to check the websites you mentioned. She's really upset about this because she found out by overhearing someone in the know talk about it and was told to keep it quiet. I guess that would worry me if I knew something was wrong but told to shut up and not ask questions.
  14. by   SuesquatchRN
    Well, my facility was barred for a deficiency in diabetes management that did NOT result in actual harm to anyone. The bar was cleared up quickly.