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Nursing Home Inspections

Nursing Homes and Inspections by Nathan Hughey

Nursing Home Abuse lawyers like Nathan Hughey at Hughey Law Firm have invested substantial time and effort compiling databases of nursing home violations, fines, abuse, and complaints.  Nursing homes that take federal money are subject to inspections.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) visit nursing homes in South Carolina on a regular basis to determine if the nursing homes are providing the quality of care that Medicare and Medicaid requires and the DHEC regulation 61-17, Standards for Licensing Nursing Homes.



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These “survey” or “inspection” teams will identify deficiencies in the quality of care that is provided. They also identify any deficiencies in meeting CMS safety requirements (such as protection from fire hazards). When deficiencies are identified, we require that the problems be corrected. If serious problems are not corrected, CMS may terminate the nursing home’s participation in Medicare and Medicaid.  You can search South Carolina’s nursing homes and whether they have been fined or not at Propublica’s database.


Additionally, CMS offers a Nursing Home Compare site that allows you to look at different nursing homes and their inspections.

Furthermore, Hughey Law Firm has compiled a database of tens of thousands of pages of documents related to nursing home inspections by DHEC, complaints, and other documentation.


Nathan-Hughey-and-Law-Firm-clientIf you or your loved one has a nursing home abuse claims, please contact us via the web or via a telephone call to 843-881-8644.  We do not charge for initial consultations, and you owe us nothing if you do not recover.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, and we front all costs.  Fees calculated before expenses.