Report: Kansas didn't follow up on half of problems found
September 10, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas inspectors failed to follow up on nearly half the problems they found in 79 nursing homes across the state in 2014, according to a federal report issued Monday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General report is part of a review of state agencies that inspect nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid. Federal officials found that of 100 randomly-selected deficiencies found in 79 nursing homes, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services verified that nursing homes corrected the problems in only 48 cases.