Outlook ‘deteriorating’ for US life plan communities due to inflation, staffing … State Supreme Court sends 10-year-old nursing home class action lawsuit back to a restart … Tooth loss by age 65...
Veterans’ families sue over 100 COVID deaths at state home
Nov 14, 2023
Survivors of more than 100 veterans who died or were sickened at a public veterans home in Queens, NY, are suing the state Department of Health over its failure to act “timely” to protect residents...
Ask the legal expert … about the Talevski case
Sep 12, 2023
Why is everyone so concerned about the Supreme Court case allowing resident rights cases against state-operated facilities?
More nursing home COVID cases stay in state courts — for now
Jul 05, 2023
A recent rash of federal court orders made clear the path for COVID-related lawsuits in nine states, but more controversy over PREP Act immunity for protection could be brewing as another court considers...
In good news for providers, Supreme Court lowers bar on False Claims dismissals
Jun 16, 2023
The federal government can move to dismiss any False Claim suit, even over the objection of whistleblowers who stand to gain financially from ongoing litigation, the Supreme Court ruled Friday morning.
Lawsuit threat for government-run facilities sails again
Jun 15, 2023
In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, denied Medicaid providers the right to sue over the adequacy of Medicaid payment rates. It was a 5-4 decision...
BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds right to sue public nursing homes in case with wide implications
Jun 08, 2023
The US Supreme Court on Thursday morning ruled that nursing home residents and their survivors can sue publicly owned facilities to protect their rights under the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act.
Providers tepidly embrace CMS plan to revoke ‘no longer needed’ vax mandate
May 03, 2023
Skilled nursing providers on Tuesday cheered the federal government’s decision to revoke its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
Supreme Court levels the playing field for SNFs
Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
May 01, 2023
As part of its survey process, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is authorized to take several enforcement actions, including but not limited to imposing civil money penalties (CMP), denials...
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Apr 26, 2023
Supreme Court expected to clarify ‘ambiguous’ False Claims standard … Most older patients embrace move toward deprescribing, poll finds … Facility’s careful monitoring results in opioid diversion...