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Updates to Hospice Face-to-Face Encounters

[07/01/11]

Posted on July 1, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

In response to the changes contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) designed to address increasing lengths of stay in hospice programs, CMS added a “face-to-face encounter” requirement to the hospice certification requirements. Effective January 1, 2011, a hospice physician or nurse practitioner must have a “face-to-face” encounter with each hospice... READ MORE

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Indiana Medicaid Estate Recovery – Indiana Ready to Get More Aggressive?

[06/29/11]

Posted on June 29, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Fahey, Sean J.

Recently, the Indiana State Department of Administration, on behalf of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), posted a Request for Proposals to contract with multiple attorneys for Indiana Medicaid estate recovery.  The Request for Proposals is at http://www.in.gov/idoa/proc/bids/rfp-11-84/ .  It appears Indiana plans to get much more aggressive in Medicaid estate recovery, including... READ MORE

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Indiana Enacts Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act

[06/24/11]

Posted on June 24, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Fahey, Sean J.

Indiana recently enacted the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (the “Act”).  The Act is effective July 1, 2011, and is designed to eliminate multi-state jurisdictional issues and “Granny snatching” cases.  The Act is located in Indiana Code 29-3.5. Typically, the fact pattern arises when (1) an Indiana older adult resident visits... READ MORE

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