A word of warning: Beware of staffing ratio violations
Neville M. Bilimoria
Nov 21, 2022
We are all waiting to see the possibility of proposed rules over federal minimum staffing ratios in nursing homes. But with possible federal minimum staffing ratios looming, let’s make sure the government...
Pay attention to this case: County nursing homes face potential for increased liability
Neville M. Bilimoria
Jul 12, 2022
I wanted to bring to your attention an important case that, while it may not directly affect your facility, potentially may show the increased degradation of nursing home rights. It also may signal the...
HHS enforces early COVID-19 infection control penalties despite ambiguities
Jan 21, 2022
Infection control penalties upheld against the facility with the first known COVID-19 outbreak reinforce need for implementation – not just policy.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, July 21
Jul 21, 2021
Providers face legal backlash from vaccine mandates for employees … Large number of U.S. Latinx immigrants have COVID-19-related immigration concerns about testing, treatment … Michigan State developing...
Long-term care providers, experts debate legality of vaccine mandates
Mar 08, 2021
Ethical and legal debates regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates continue to swirl around the long-term care industry, even as some operators have already decided to require their workers to receive the inoculations.
Expert urges providers to show extra legal vigilance in COVID era
Jan 08, 2021
A top legal adviser is cautioning skilled nursing providers to remain vigilant and strictly adhere to the latest guidance and regulations during the national public health emergency, when the threat of...
Nursing home must pay interest on once-vacated $2M damages
Nov 29, 2018
A judge is forcing a North Carolina nursing home to pay interest on $2 million in damages awarded last year, even though the original award had been temporarily vacated.
HHS wants Kindred dual-eligible case dismissed
Jun 14, 2018
The federal government wants a court to toss Kindred Healthcare’s attempt to collect $10.1 million in dual-eligible payments, according to legal filings reported this week.
Coming to terms with Software as a Service agreements for long-term care
Mar 12, 2018
Each of these key terms can present significant risks if not negotiated or, at a minimum, understood when dealing with a Software as a Service (SaaS) agreement. All providers should be aware.
Ask the Legal Expert about … arbitration agreements
Dec 06, 2017
There has been so much in the news about arbitration agreements over the past year. Are we in the clear and can we use them again?