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Ohio State LTC Ombudsman Quoted in Article on Recent List of Under-Performing Nursing Homes

June 10, 2019

Ohio State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Beverley Laubert, was quoted in an article from ABC6 in Ohio about the recent list of under-performing nursing homes released to the public for the first time by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Following an inquiry by US Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, CMS made public the previously unreleased list of hundreds of poorly performing nursing homes.  The ABC6 article highlighted the eight facilities in Central Ohio named for "persistent poor care."  "Market forces really are a factor in quality improvement. Consumers need the information to make decisions and if people don't go to poor-quality facilities, maybe those poor-quality facilities will work a little harder to be better," Beverley Laubert said in the article.