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End of Life Decision Making by Guardians: Conflict between Article 81 and the FHCDA

​Roseanne Beovich, Esq. Almost two decades into the twenty-first century, it is easy to take for granted our rights to self-determination in the context of our own personal health care. As a result of the “common law principle that ‘every individual of sound mind and adult years has a right to determine what should be done with […]

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Intercounty Health Facilities Association

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Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 12:00pmLocation: Intercounty Health Facilities Association Elder Law Best Practices From Improving Receivables to End of Life Decisions by Guardians and Surrogates: Everything You Need To KnowCost: Members Only 

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End-of-Life Decisions for Incapacitated Adults: Caught Between a Conflict of Laws

​Jennifer B. Cona, Esq.The common law principle is well-settled that every individual of sound mind and adult years has a right to determine what should be done with his or her own body. The right to accept or reject medical treatment has long been recognized for competent adults. However, for individuals who lack capacity, this right was […]

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Who’s Who in Healthcare Law – Jennifer Cona

July 2017 Long Island Business News Jennifer B. Cona is managing partner at Cona Elder Law, LLP (Cona Elder Law), an elder law firm in Melville. Cona founded the firm’s Health Care Reimbursement and Re­covery Department, which current­ly represents more than 150 skilled nursing facilities on Long Island and throughout New York State, mak­ing Cona Elder Law […]

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Accessing A Loved One’s Medical Records: The Intersection of HIPAA and the Family Health Care Decisions Act

June 2017 Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. Discussing health care wishes, the appointment of agents, and the intricacies of health and family dynamics are a part of any Elder Law practice. Most lawyers, regardless of field, are aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and some may be familiar with the Family Health Care Decisions Act […]

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Pathways to Securing Institutional Medicaid Coverage for Non-U.S. Citizens Residing in Health Care Facilities

Dana Walsh Sivak, Esq. It is a common misconception that an individual residing in a long term health care facility can only obtain institutional Medicaid coverage if he or she is a citizen, or lawful permanent resident, of the United States. On the contrary, nursing home residents are eligible for institutional Medicaid benefits if they qualify for […]

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Legal Alert – Bed-Hold: On Hold

Bed-Hold: On Hold SNFs Will Continue to be Paid for Bed-Hold Days Until Further Notice  Governor Cuomo’s goal of saving $18 million annually by eliminating bed-hold was passed in the April New York State budget but is now on hold.  Once implemented, SNFs with a 95% or greater census holding a resident’s bed due to the […]

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Judge throws wrench into new nursing home rule

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Adina Genn Whether families of nursing home residents get their day in court when disputing quality-of-care issues may ultimately come down to who becomes the Supreme Court’s ninth justice. That’s according to John Dalli, a founding member of Dalli & Marino, a law firm in Mineola. Dalli has been following the matter closely – especially since a federal […]

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Debunking “Good Cause” and Successful Appeals of Medicaid Denials for Failure to Provide Documentation

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​Debunking “Good Cause” and Successful Appeals of Medicaid Denials for Failure to Provide DocumentationSeptember 2016 The most common basis for the denial of institutional Medicaid benefits is the failure to provide sufficient documentation required to render an eligibility determination.  As is clearly stated in the state regulations a Medicaid applicant and his/her designated representative have the primary responsibility […]

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Intercounty Health Facilities Association Presents: Personal Estate Planning for Administrators and Staff

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Date: Friday, November 20, 2015 – 9:00am to 10:30amIntercounty Health Facilities Association Presents: Personal Estate Planning for Owners and Administrators November 20, 20159:00 am to 10:30 amHuntington Hills Center for Health & Rehab400 South Service RoadMelville Paul Hyl, Esq. Cona Elder Law Partner and head of the Estate Planning Department, will discuss all aspects of estate planning – for […]

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