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Report: 11 Minnesota nursing homes in need of greater oversight

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June 17, 2019 08:23 AM

Eleven Minnesota nursing homes are on a list of facilities cited by federal officials for patterns of health and safety violations.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Aging released a list of 400 nursing homes across the country that are in need of tighter oversight. The facilities were identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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"There are few decisions more serious or life-altering than that of choosing a nursing home," U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who assisted in the report along with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, said in a statment. "I am pleased that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has taken the work that I have done with Senator Toomey seriously and is heeding our call to release the list of nursing facilities that are nominated to the Special Focus Facility program."

The 11 facilities identified for stricter oversight are just 3 percent of Minnesota's nursing homes. The state has about 375 nursing facilities that serve 40,000 residents.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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