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Fewer Home Care Providers, But More Assisted Living Programs: Long Term Care Reforms in 2018-19 New York State Budget

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

While much of the public attention this year on healthcare budget negotiations in New York State was drawn to the pharmaceutical and managed cre sectors, the Enacted Budget for 2018-19 also includes some very significant...more

Preparing a parent for a nursing home

If an elderly parent or other relative who lives alone is experiencing difficulty with daily living activities, it may be time to make the difficult decision to move him or her to a nursing home. This article examines the...more

Budget Bill Brings Changes for LHCSAs and FIs

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The New York State budget bill was issued late on Friday and it contains a number of important provisions that will affect fiscal intermediaries and home care agencies. The key provisions of the budget bill are summarized...more

Insight on Estate Planning - April/May 2018

In This Issue: - Estate planning for your business: Use an ESOP to properly address your closely held company - Are your assets protected from creditors? - Preparing a parent for a nursing home - ESTATE PLANNING...more

OIG Advisory Opinion 18-01: Excluded Individual May Serve as Marketing Liaison to LTC Pharmacies

by Baker Ober Health Law on

In OIG Advisory Opinion 18-01, published February 27, 2018, the OIG concluded a proposed employment arrangement between an excluded individual and a for-profit company selling discounted emergency medications to long term...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program A. AL2018-002, Gulf Health Hospitals, Inc., d/b/a North Baldwin Infirmary, Bay Minette, AL: Proposes to relocate eight (8) psychiatric beds from Mobile Infirmary Medical Center to the...more

CMS releases new and updated tips on billing for various services

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

On February 22, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released several new and revised provider compliance tip sheets as part of its monthly update to the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) homepage....more

Q&A with Samuel P. Clancy: Long-term care industry adds abuse through technology to definitions

by GableGotwals on

Long-term care industry adds abuse through technology to definitions - Q: Individuals working in long-term-care facilities increasingly have shared inappropriate photos and recordings of residents on social media — often...more

Alabama CON Report

I. SHPDA Administrative Report The following projects were approved by an Administrative Law Judge and no exceptions were filed. AL2017-036, Huntsville Senior Services, LLC d/b/a Regency Remembrances, Huntsville,...more

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: February 2018

by Burr & Forman on

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the...more

Georgia General Assembly Considering New Background Check Legislation

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Georgia General Assembly is considering new legislation that would implement a comprehensive program of national fingerprint background checks for Georgia long-term care facilities. If passed, Senate Bill 406, the...more

What Happens When a Nursing Home Closes?

A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. While there may not be much that can be done to prevent a closure, residents do have some rights....more

Scrutiny of Assisted Living Facilities

On February 4th, the New York Times had an article which should give the ALF industry pause. It reported that at the request of four senators, the Government Accountability Office commissioned a two-year investigation of...more

Tips for Long Term Care Collections Policies

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Many long term care providers (including skilled nursing, assisted living and personal care homes) may have a written collections policy. If yours doesn’t - why not? ...more

Manatt on Medicaid: 10 Trends to Watch in 2018

Medicaid has entered a period of volatile change, unprecedented in its 51-year history. With 74 million members nationwide,1 Medicaid provides health coverage to more than one in four Americans, ensuring access to...more

Health Care E-Note - January 2018

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama on January 4, 2018, Birmingham Counsel Adam Overstreet discusses the new Department of Justice initiative on investigating and prosecuting pain...more

Dining for Dollars

In the past the dining room in any assisted living facility was considered comparable to a dispensary—a necessary service facility for the residents. Over time, some ALFs dressed them up with dress codes, decorations at...more

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: January 2018

by Burr & Forman on

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the...more

Trump Administration Outlines Planned Regulatory — and Deregulatory — Actions for 2018

by Reed Smith on

The Trump Administration has updated its “Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists the scope and anticipated timing of pending and future regulations. In releasing the agenda, the Administration...more

Health Care E-Note - December 2017

by Burr & Forman on

In Part One of his White Collar Courier series, Adam Overstreet detailed how the U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases. In Part Two, he...more

Health Update - December 2017

Part 1: Megatrends Reinventing How Patients Think - Editor’s Note: In a recent webinar for PharmaVOICE, Manatt Health revealed the megatrends reinventing the life sciences industry—and how they relate to new thinking by...more

Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website

Patients looking for hospice care can now get help from Medicare’s website. The agency’s new Hospice Compare site allows patients to evaluate hospice providers according to several criteria. The site is a good start, but...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. Project Modification AL2016-022, Geneva County Health Care Authority, Inc., Geneva, AL: Proposed to acquire, relocate and operate five (5) geriatric psychiatric inpatient beds as an...more

Three Reasons Why Giving Your House to Your Children Isn't the Best Way to Protect It From Medicaid

You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it....more

1 Incident Too Many — Crime in Nursing Homes

Don’t Ignore Elder Abuse - Nursing-home nightmares continue to plague the country, from California to Texas to Minnesota to Pennsylvania. But perhaps no other state is as impacted by the abuse, neglect and robbery of the...more

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