Admission Agreements are the first line of defense in proactively addressing any financial concerns your facility may have in addressing problems with residents’ financial accounts. Even if your facility has a robust Admission Agreement, it may not include all of the important things that a facility may need it to cover in the event of a family member’s refusal to cooperate in the Medicaid application process, a failure to disclose a transfer of assets during the Medicaid look-back period, or in the case of a payment dispute which leads to litigation.
Through Cona Elder Law’s many years of experience litigating nursing home collections cases, we have become astutely familiar with the clauses of Admission Agreements which are often unintentionally omitted, to a facility’s detriment, and other provisions which, when unartfully drafted, can be exploited by opposing parties to a lawsuit seeking to avoid payment.
Some key elements of an effective Admission Agreement are:
It is important for facilities to regularly perform a Admission Agreement check-up to ensure your facility’s Admission Agreement is fully up-to-date, compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, and includes all of the recommended contractual provisions that will allow your Admission Agreement to fully protect you from liability and potential loss of revenue.
The experienced and skilled attorneys at Cona Elder Law can assist you in ensuring your facility’s Admission Agreement is comprehensive, up-to-date and compliant, and, most importantly, will protect you in the event of a nonpayment dispute.
Contact us at (631) 390-5000 to set up your Admission Agreement check-up and see if your facility can benefit from a new or updated Admission Agreement today!
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