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The New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Effective January 1, 2017:

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New Developments

  • Arbitration About-Face: Feds Side with Corporate Interests Over Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents
    In a devastating turn, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to not only terminate its short-lived ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes but to endorse their use as a condition to receiving vital care and services.
    (posted June 12, 2017)
  • NPR Chronicles More Nursing Home Eviction Abuses
    As with California, other states are experiencing more nursing home eviction abuses fueled by the disparity between Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. A recent NPR story looks at Maryland and Illinois, where inappropriate evictions and hospital dumping of residents are on the rise. An Illinois lawmaker has proposed a $250 daily fine against nursing homes that wrongfully refuse to readmit hospitalized residents. In California, the maximum daily fine is only $50 and the Department of Public Health is loathe to use it - prompting nursing homes to ignore resident bed hold laws.
    (posted May 30, 2017)
  • CANHR Joins Advocate Statement for Better Nursing Home Oversight
    In response to recent reports highlighting abuse and neglect in nursing homes across the U.S., as well as nursing home industry lobbyists calling for less accountability, CANHR, along with the Long Term Care Community Coalition, Center for Medicare Advocacy, and National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, have issued a joint statement highlighting the abundant evidence that more - not less - accountability is needed to ensure the safety and dignity of vulnerable nursing home residents.
    Read the joint statement...
    (posted April 11, 2017)
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