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Avoiding Evictions in Your Assisted Living Facility

No matter how diligently you vet a prospective resident, there are going to be times when your facility gets stuck with a resident, or a resident’s family, who doesn’t pay […]

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The Takeaway From CFPB & CMS’ September 8, 2022 “Notification Letter”

It seems like every Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) reacted differently to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) joint “Notification Letter”. Some […]

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The Smart Way to Appeal a Foolish Fair Hearing Decision

We’ve all read Fair Hearing Decisions and wondered whether the Administrative Law Judge and Commissioner’s Designee deciding the hearing actually knows the law. I recently had a decision come across […]

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THE DANGERS OF REFERRING YOUR FACILITY’S MEDICAID APPLICATIONS TO A MEDICAID CONSULTANT

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A case study in “good things aren’t cheap and cheap things aren’t good” It seems like everyday there’s a new “Medicaid Consultant” advertising in the local paper, on-line or soliciting […]

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NEW CASE LAW UPHOLDS THE ENFORCEABILITY OF A CAREFULLY CRAFTED ADMISSION AGREEMENT AGAINST A THIRD PARTY SIGNATOR

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The enforceability of a nursing facility admission agreement against a third party signator (i.e. signed by a person other than the resident) has been and likely always be, a highly […]

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All Admission Agreements Are Not Created Equal! How to Ensure Your Admission Agreement Protects Your Facility

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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 […]

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Medicaid Alert: New York State Budget and its Impact on Nursing Home Medicaid Eligibility

On April 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the annual state budget and addressed many important issues facing older adults.  The budget expands Medicaid benefits for people 65 and over, […]

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When a Sex Offender Resides in Your Health Care Facility: Know Your Rights and Obligations

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Over the past several years, our firm has fielded an influx of concerns from health care facility clients who have learned that there is a registered sex offender living amongst […]

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New York Proposes to Eliminate the Medicaid Resource Test in 2023

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The proposed FY 2023 Executive Budget seeks to eliminate the resource test and raise the income cap for seniors and individuals with disabilities to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level […]

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New York Moves Ahead With Recreational Legalization of Marijuana and Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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Though New York passed the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) on March 31, 2021, the state has since been slow to develop and share its plan to roll out […]

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