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Injured Workers Have Third-Party Option After Work Comp

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Work injuries are life-changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover.   Workers' Compensation Today, workers’ compensation insurance is available in all 50 states and covers some medical care and lost income. But with workers’ comp Read More >>

Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home – Syracuse.com

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A March 22, article on the Syracuse.com website, entitled, "Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home", by James T. Mulder, denoted that, "Van Duyn nursing home did not keep its morgue cool enough to prevent a deceased resident's body from decomposing." Mulder quoted "Patty Knight Scholl, of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight funeral home," as having said, Read More >>

New Issue Alert from LTCCC on Nursing Home Transfer & Discharge Protections

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Unwanted transfers or discharges from a nursing home can be devastating for residents and their families. This Issue Alert from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides information on: why this is an important issue, relevant standards and requirements, links to data on facilities that have been cited for transfer and discharge deficiencies, and more. Below is the complete text of the Read More >>

The Opioid Crisis: America Fights Back!

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The use and abuse of prescription painkillers has reached record levels in the United States. Another record? Pharmaceutical  company profits. As the death toll from opioid overdose rises, so do Big Pharma earnings.   Accountability and Court Actions Americans are turning to the courts to hold companies accountable and joining forces to confront an industry that continues to put profits Read More >>

Dems’ Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions – Newsmax

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A 2017 Newsmax article by author, Betsy McCaughey, was entitled, "Dems' Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions". McCaughey reported, "Nationwide, one-third of nursing home residents suffer serious, often permanent injuries due to neglect, according to a federal Inspector General report." She continued, "Indifference is the real culprit, not inadequate Medicaid money. For Read More >>

Choosing the Right Nursing Home – from AARP

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A still relevant March 19, 2012, article, by author, Cynthia Ramnarace, in the AARP Bulletin, was entitled, "Choosing the Right Nursing Home" (the article is still available online on the AARP website). It stated: "If your loved one is no longer able to safely live on his or her own — whether it’s your mother, your father or your spouse — trusting his care to strangers isn’t easy. How can you be Read More >>

Judge throws wrench into new nursing home rule – John Dalli, LI Business News Interview

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In 2016 (November 14), author Adina Genn's article, "Judge throws wrench into new nursing home rule", was published in Long Island Business News. It surrounded an interview with, John Dalli, Partner, Dalli & Marino, LLP, about binding arbitration clauses that were, according to Mr. Dalli in the interview, depriving "nursing home residents of their constitutional rights". The complete text Read More >>

Elder Law Guys: Doublecheck when they say the rehab center doesn’t have room – From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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An article in the 26 Feb., edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Julian Gray and Frank Petrich, was entitled "Elder Law Guys: Doublecheck when they say the rehab center doesn't have room". Federal Law and Medicaid and Medicare: Responsibility for Hospital Discharges (Copyright Getty Images.) Gray and Petrich cite significant occurrences surrounding hospital discharges, "In two recent Read More >>

Nursing Home Said She Had to Go. To a Homeless Shelter – from The New York Times

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In a 22 Feb., article in The New York Times, entitled, "Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note" , by authors, Tara Siegel Bernard and Robert Pear, the pull quote stated, "One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid." (Photo Credit: Justin Kaneps for The Read More >>

President Trump signed these Medicare changes into law. Here’s what to watch for – Via PBS.org

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In his PBS.org "Making Sense" column, author, @PhilMoeller, announced, "big changes to Medicare," just signed by President Donald Trump, which, the article continued, "morphed from being an item on various congressional wish lists into reality as part of last week’s budget deal, diverting me on my way to this week’s reader questions." Changes to Medicare According to Moeller, "The Congressional Read More >>