Legal Matters

It's time for LTC and the law

The American Health Lawyers Association is holding its annual "Long Term Care and the Law" meeting Monday through Wednesday in Orlando, FL. Legal, compliance and operational issues will be the focus of education sessions.

HCR ManorCare 'vigorously' refutes whistleblower suits

HCR ManorCare 'vigorously' refutes whistleblower suits

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HCR ManorCare is vowing not to back down from its refutation of three "whistleblower" lawsuits that allege the giant nursing home and rehabilitation chain fraudulently submitted claims to Medicare and a Department of Defense healthcare program.

Alzheimer's spousal sex case has fallout

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The case of a 78-year-old retired lawmaker who was prosecuted for alleged sexual abuse of his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife highlights a need for nursing homes to have clearer policies on sex and intimacy, experts say.

Technology, legal matters, wound care, capital, MDS 3.0 and quality indicators featured in free online conference with free CEs

More registrants than ever are prepping for the fifth annual McKnight's Online Expo, which kicks off Wednesday and Thursday at a keyboard near you. Participants can earn up to five free continuing education (CE) credits by attending the hour-long sessions, which begin with legal expert John Durso's broadcast on technology concerns at 10 a.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Free registration for all sessions is ongoing.