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New Executive Order Changes Process of Hiring Administrative Law Judges

Posted on: September 14th, 2018
President Trump recently signed an Executive Order that changes the process for selecting administrative law judges (ALJs)....

More States Asking to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Benefits

Posted on: June 1st, 2018
Arizona and Florida are the latest states to request a waiver from the requirement that states provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. ...

What Happens When a Nursing Home Closes?

Posted on: February 25th, 2018
A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. ...

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)....
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