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Shorts on Long Term Care - Summer 2014

In this issue: - Nursing Facility Survey Trends: Directed Plans of Correction, Privacy Violations and FTag 520 Quality Assurance Committee Citations - COBRA Meets ACA – Time to Update COBRA Notices -...more

New Jersey Court Exceeded Its Authority in Determining Future Medicaid Eligibility

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division opinion determined the limits of a lower court’s jurisdiction with respect to deciding Medicaid eligibility. The Appellate Division in In re A.N., 430 N.J. Super. 235 (2013), found that...more

CMS Signals Renewed Focus on Advance Directives and Residents’ Rights to Determine End-of-Life Care

By the time you read this article, if you are a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you will already be subject to new surveyor guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on advance directives and...more

McNees Insights -- Summer 2012

In This Issue: Planning For College – 529 Accounts; Estate Planning - IRS Issues Temporary Portability Regulations; and Filial Support and Mr. Pittas. Excerpt from Planning For College – 529 Accounts If you...more

Demystifying Advance Directives

In This Issue: Introduction; Advanced Directives; Learning Which of Your Residents Has an Advance Directive; Living Wills; Requirements of a Valid Living Will; Do Not Resuscitate/DNR Orders; Some Other Common Subjects of...more

Massachusetts Legislature Makes Major Changes to the Gift Ban Law

The Massachusetts Legislature today voted to pass the FY2013 budget conference report which includes sections that will alter key provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 111N, the state’s so-called Gift Ban Law. After weeks of...more

Planning and Paying for Long-term Care (Part 4 in a Series: Medicaid/Medical Assistance)

As of January 1, 2012, the average cost of skilled nursing care in Pennsylvania is $8,112.13 per month. Recall that according to national statistics, approximately 50% of nursing care throughout the country is paid by...more

Designated to Decide: How to Help a Loved One Finish Well

Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- A loving daughter agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate) forms. The mother even goes so far as to wear a...more

Designated to Decide: How to Help a Loved One Finish Well

Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- Alisa M. Dotson, Esq. watched a video of a loving daughter who agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate)...more

McNees Insights- September 2011

IN THIS NEWSLETTER: BUDGET CONTROL ACT OF 2011 After much debate and brinkmanship, on August 2, 2011 President Obama signed the “Budget Control Act of 2011”. PLANNING AND PAYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE (PART 2...more

McNees Insights- March 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: 2011 Tax Law Changes; Estate Planning and the 2010 Tax Act; Planning and Paying for Long-term Care (Part 1 in a Series);McNees Welcomes Scott Alan Mitchell. Please see full newsletter below for more...more

New Legislation Will Protect the Estates of Developmentally Disabled Individuals

Gov. Corzine signed new legislation this week, known as “Ronnie’s Law,” that requires fiduciaries (such as executors, testamentary guardians and testamentary trustees) of estates of developmentally disabled individuals to...more

G.L. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

Decision and Order

In this case, the applicant’s Medicaid eligibility plan involved making a loan to a relative. The borrowing relative signed a promissory note agreeing to repay the note in monthly installments, including interest. The note...more

Protection of Legal Rights: Protections for Nursing Home, Assisted Living and CCRC Residents

Article Adapted From A Memorandum Of Law

Residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in New Jersey are provided with statutory protections under both federal and New Jersey state law. This article,...more

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