Funds Awarded to Develop Resources and Improve Patient Safety

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded more than $13 million to six states to design comprehensive applicant criminal background check programs for jobs involving direct patient care. “Elder abuse and neglect is tragic and intolerable,” stated HHS Secretaryu000b Kathleen Sebelius. “Workers with a history of abuse or neglect should be identifiedu000b…