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CARES Act Introduced: Would Waive Three-Day Stay for Certain SNFs

[11/21/13]

Posted on November 21, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Creating Access to Rehabilitation for Every Senior Act of 2013 (“Bill”) was introduced this week by Representative James Renacci (R-OH) to the House.  This Bill proposes to waive the three-day qualifying stay requirement for admission to a skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) under Medicare.   READ MORE

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CMS Clarifies Qualifying Stay in VA Hospital

[08/05/13]

Posted on August 5, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

One of the main admission requirements for a skilled stay in a skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) is a three-day qualifying stay in an inpatient hospital.  In response to a question discussed on a recent Open Door Forum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a memorandum discussing if a stay in a... READ MORE

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New Jersey Court Holds Daughter Who Signed Admission Agreement as “Responsible Party” Liable For Amount Due to Nursing Home for Her Failure to Use Mother’s Income and Resource to Pay Nursing Home

[06/04/12]

Posted on June 4, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Fahey, Sean J.

A New Jersey Court of Appeals recently held that a resident’s daughter, who signed the admission agreement as the resident’s “responsible party” and who had access to the resident’s income and resources, liable for not using such income and resources to pay the long term care facility for the resident’s stay and care at... READ MORE

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Wife’s Nursing Home Debt Cannot Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

[04/13/12]

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Fahey, Sean J.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky held that the wife of a nursing home resident was contractually bound through a nursing home admissions agreement to apply for Medicaid benefits on behalf of her husband and who failed to do so, could not discharge the amount due to the nursing... READ MORE

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