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Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Causes Rethinking of Disaster Preparedness

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017
The recent tragedy in which 12 Florida nursing home residents died when the facility lost power during Hurricane Irma is causing government officials to rethink disaster planning....

CMS Puts Up Web Page Underscoring "Improvement Standard" Settlement

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a web page devoted to the settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. ...

Deceased Medicaid Applicant's Claim Against State Is Moot Despite Request for Retroactive Benefits

Posted on: July 28th, 2017
A U.S. court of appeals rules that a Medicaid applicant's claim against the state for an injunction declaring him eligible for benefits is mooted by the applicant’s death even though the claim includes three months' retroactive benefits. Pecha v. Lake (U.S. Ct. App., 10th Cir., No. 16-6143, July 25, 2017)....

Proving Age Discrimination Is Difficult

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. ...

New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. ...

Trump Delays Rule That Retirement Advisers Put Their Client's Interests Ahead of Their Own

Posted on: March 5th, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of the so-called fiduciary rule, which was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments by requiring advisers to act in the best interests of their clients....
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