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Medicaid Beneficiary Transfers from Group Homes and Nursing Facilities to Hospital Emergency Rooms

High occurrences of emergency transfers could indicate poor quality of care. Previous OIG work examined transfers to hospital emergency departments, raising concerns about the quality of care provided in some nursing facilities. We will review the rate of and reasons for transfer from group homes or nursing facilities to hospital emergency departments.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Nov-16 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid Beneficiary Transfers from Group Homes and Nursing Facilities to Hospital Emergency Rooms Office of Audit Services W-00-16-31040; various reviews 2018

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