Most Recent Articles by John Durso
Surveyors recently were unfair, and rude. They inappropriately threatened my managers with unfounded citations. The next time they come, I want to audiotape or videotape them. Can I legally do this?
Family members are threatening to sue because their mother is carrying on a believed-to-be-sexual relationship with a gentleman who also lives at our facility. What's our recourse?
We are tired of having our top nurses poached by other skilled care providers in the area. Can we hire new nurses under a non-compete clause?
Our state is continually late with Medicaid reimbursements, for whatever reason. Can we sue to get some satisfaction? What can we do to help ourselves?
One of the first opportunities for a facility to refute surveyor citations or deficiencies and have the survey agency remove them is the Informal Dispute Resolution ("IDR") process or, when CMS has imposed a civil money penalty that the facility must place in an escrow account, the Independent Informal Dispute Resolution ("IIDR") process. (IDR and IIDR are collectively "IDR.")