In recent years, the federal government has developed programs that are designed to investigate and document patient safety violations in hospitals. These violations consider the frequency of certain patient safety issues such as infections, hip fractures, and other types of complications. Based on these violations, the government then sanctions those hospitals accordingly in terms of their Medicare funding, which will gradually decrease by one percent over the 2016 fiscal year. The combined sanctions against the 758 hospitals that committed violations by the end of 2015 will cause funding losses to hospitals in the estimated amount of $364 million. Over half of these hospitals also received Medicare sanctions during the prior year.
A total of 15 Wisconsin hospitals will face Medicare sanctions this year for patient safety violations in 2015. Eleven of these 15 hospitals faced similar sanctions during the 2015 fiscal year. It is this kind of information that patients need when they are considering hospitals for medical treatment. Furthermore, the hope of the federal government is that hospitals will make more efforts to avoid the biggest threats to patient safety while patients are in their care, such as falling or contracting an infection. Aside from these patient safety concerns, the federal government eventually will base the Medicare sanctions on additional criteria, as well. While hospitals complain that certain types of hospitals are exempt from the sanctions, and the criteria does not consider the size of the facility or the actual cause of the incident that resulted in the patient safety violation finding.
The Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers of Boller & Vaughan are here to protect your rights and those of your loved ones. We handle these types of abuse cases on a regular basis and know the nature and extent of your legal rights. Fight back against a nursing care or assisted living facility that has caused you harm and get any compensation to which you are entitled.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.