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In an open letter to the Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), thirty four members of the United States Senate, including Florida Senator Bill Nelson, have urged Medicare to ban the nursing home industry from using pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home admission contracts.

When an unsuspecting resident or their responsible family member signs an arbitration clause upon entering a nursing home, they typically do not understand the potential repercussions of doing so — including waiving important constitutional rights.  Arbitration clauses are typically favored and used by nursing home corporations in order to insulate themselves from liability by giving themselves the power to pick and choose who will decide the outcome of a case.  With this type of protection in place, what incentive does the nursing home corporation have to provide quality care?