Long-Term Care Hospitals:

Differences in Their Oversight Compared to Other Types of Hospitals and Nursing Homes

GAO-11-130R: Published: Nov 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2010.

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This report formally transmits the briefing highlighting differences in the oversight of long-term care hospitals (LTCH), other types of hospitals, and nursing homes. This report is a partial response to a congressional request letter and was used to brief congressional staff on November 29, 2010. We provided a draft of this report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to The Joint Commission (TJC)--an accrediting organization that oversees the majority of LTCHs.

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