Nursing home resident’s right to sue now in doubt

In what had been heralded as a major shift in federal public policy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule, to take effect on November 28, that would prohibit pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home admissions contracts. Because these provisions are so prevalent, they have functionally taken away a nursing […]

Kansas suit focuses on arcane Medicaid eligibility verification process

A recent suit was brought in Kansas over long delays in the Medicaid eligibility determination process. The suit was brought by a chain of nursing homes that has suffered as a result of the delays in processing long-term care Medicaid cases. At issue is the complex and lengthy asset and income verification process. Part of […]

Kaiser foundation releases annual 50-state Medicaid budget survey

The Kaiser Family Foundation released its 16th annual Medicaid state budget survey. Trends show more states are planning to either close or downsize state institutions and shift patients to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) as a way to curb state Medicaid spending. For more details on the foundation’s findings and to access the full […]