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Is Your SNF Ready for the Pandemic After Shock: Reform Bills Pass this Week

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As we approach the one-year mark of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the promise of increased vaccinations and “herd immunity” come along with the heartbreaking news that 500,000+ Americans have now been lost to this illness – many of them seniors. Skilled Nursing Facilities on the front lines of the pandemic have suffered catastrophic […]

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Nursing Home Workers – The Unsung Heroes of the COVID-19 Crisis When New York State Abandoned the Nursing Home Industry

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By Dana Walsh Sivak, Esq. Nursing homes battling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic fell victim to a series of mixed messages and misguided policies issued by the highest levels of New York’s state leadership, resulting in catastrophic loss of life among elderly New Yorkers. Nonetheless, nursing home workers rose to the challenge […]

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Aging & Cannabis: Why People Over Age 60 Account for the Largest Demographic Spike in Cannabis Use

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The Compassionate Care Act of 2014 legalized the use of medicinal marijuana in New York State.  Since that time, a growing number of older adults are turning to medical marijuana to help treat a number of serious and debilitating medical conditions and to improve their overall quality of life.  In fact, since the law passed, […]

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The Tough Conversation: How to Discuss Assisted Living with Your Parents

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While most of us have visions of aging in place, this isn’t feasible for everyone. In fact, illness, help with daily activities and a confluence of other factors mean you may need to discuss assisted living with your parents.  If mishandled, this can be one of the most difficult conversations you’ll ever have with your parents. […]

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Medical Marijuana and the Elderly: Demographic Demand vs. Practical Barriers to Access

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by Dana Walsh Sivak In 2014, the New York State legislature passed the Compassionate Care Act,[1] which legalized the use of medicinal marijuana in New York. Since that time, a growing number of older adults are turning to medical marijuana to help treat a number of serious and debilitating medical conditions and to improve their […]

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Back in the Black – Value Based Payment Amendments: What Health Care Facilities Need to Know

Your facility may have been approached by an MLTC plan to enter into a Value Based Payment (“VBP”) amendment to your MLTC plan participating provider contract. Should your facility consider it? And if so, what do you need to know?What is Value Based Payment (VBP)?Value Based Payment is a pay-for-performance initiative set forth by the New […]

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WHO’s WHO in Women in Professional Services

By Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. Jennifer B. Cona is a partner and director of Cona Elder Law PLLC (Cona Elder Law) in Melville. Cona practices Elder Law, Trusts and Estates advocating for seniors and their families on healthcare, Medicaid planning and Estate planning. She is recognized as one of the leading Elder Law and Estate planning attorneys on […]

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Destination Unknown: Law

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2018: LI Leaders Offer Direction to What Lies Ahead January 2018 Adina Genn Jennifer ConaManaging Partner, Cona Elder Law2018 will present unique challenges for the long-term health care facility and senior health care marketplace.  With the presumptive passage of the tax bill, we will likely see cuts to federal programs, such as Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, to […]

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Back in the Black – 2018 Medicaid Regional Rates

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2018 Medicaid Regional Rates The following figures represent the Department of Health’s assessment as to the average cost of nursing home care in each region. These figures are used to calculate Medicaid penalty periods for gifts and asset transfers.   All figures are effective as of January 1, 2018Grow Stronger with Us​ Improving Your Bottom Line

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Destination Unknown: Law

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​2018: LI Leaders Offer Direction to What Lies Ahead Adina GennJennifer ConaManaging Partner, Cona Elder Law2018 will present unique challenges for the long-term health care facility and senior health care marketplace.  With the presumptive passage of the tax bill, we will likely see cuts to federal programs, such as Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, to off-set […]

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