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Deferred Covered Treatment SNF Stay Policy Updated


Posted on March 30, 2015 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Subject to various exceptions, a covered skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) stay must initiate within 30 days of a qualifying hospital stay.  In some cases where it is medically predictable that an individual will require a covered level of SNF care within a determinable time frame, that same individual may also have a need for a covered... READ MORE

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Court gives FMLA “Treatment” the full treatment – What it is and what it isn’t


Posted on July 12, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

When is “Treatment” actually treatment under the FMLA? Imagine that your employee who has been diagnosed with anxiety and chronic back pain asked for FMLA leave for an afternoon doctor appointment.  Your employee had already provided a doctor’s certification that his condition required periodic treatments but the afternoon appointment was with a different doctor.  So, you... READ MORE

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