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Another Successful Challenge to Immediate Jeopardy Deficiencies for Skilled Nursing Facility

Our client, a skilled nursing facility, was the subject of a survey alleging deficient practices at the immediate jeopardy level. We assisted the client in evaluating the survey findings and filing an administrative appeal before the Departmental Appeals Board of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through the appeal, we convinced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to eliminate one of the immediate jeopardy deficiencies and to reduce the scope and/or severity of the other immediate jeopardy deficiencies. This significantly ameliorated the adverse effects of the survey findings and assisted the facility in restoring its good name in the community.