Recent Articles

By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 05/04/2018
In an effort to better communicate, Turner & Hamrick is once again posting an electronic newsletter. If you would like to subscribe to these newsletters, and are not getting them through your email currently, please contact us with your email address so that you can be a part of this communication. The...
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By George Gravenstine, 04/30/2018
The construction industry has been on the rise for the past few years and is continuing to grow in 2018. While growth is often positive, there are some challenges that accompany it. Here are four of those challenges the construction industry is currently experiencing: 1. Shortage of Qualified Workers Seventy...
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Are Federal Regulations Looming for Assisted Living Providers Serving Medicaid Residents?
02/23/2018

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report released in January found that a review of half of the 48 states providing Medicaid assisted living services were unable to provide information related to critical resident incidents.  This has resulted in a recommendation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) engage to improve state reporting.

Forty-eight states monitor the following events: physical assault, emotional abuse and sexual assault/abuse; then there is a drop off in other types of events requiring reporting.  The GAO goes on to further recommend standards should be established by CMS for all states to annually report key information on critical incidents to CMS.

AssuredPartners’ clinical team stands ready to assist Assisted Living providers in reviewing current practices, monitoring and interpreting any potential federal regulations, along with any educational needs.  To learn more about our best-in-class insurance and risk management programs and services as well as our extensive in-house resources, visit AssuredPartners Senior Living Risk Solutions.