On July 25, 2016, the New York Times published a powerful editorial urging the federal government to ban nursing home use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements.
On July 8, 2016, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) denied applications submitted by Shlomo Rechnitz that sought licenses to operate five nursing facilities.
In this Issue
- Governor Brown signed SB 833 – Major Changes to the Medi-Cal Recovery Program
- Forced Exodus: How Avalon Care Center Abandoned Its Promises and Cleared Out Its Residents
- Medicare Releases Draft Proposal For Patient Observation Notice
- Complaints About Discharges and Evictions from Nursing Facilities are Up 57%
- Filipino Care Home Owners to Pay Workers $718K in Back Wages
- Bill to Increase Nursing Home Staffing Requirements Moves Forward
- CaringKind Releases Guidelines on Dementia Care
Governor Brown Signed SB 833 – Major Changes to the Medi-Cal Recovery Program
The budget bills signed by Governor Brown incorporated the provisions of SB 33 (Hernandez) and ensure: No recovery on the estates of surviving spouses.
A patient can be in a hospital receiving medical care, tests, medications, overnight accommodations and meals, but may still be considered an outpatient as far as Medicare is concerned.
In March 2016, Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, Lawton – A Medicare and Medi-Cal certified nursing home in San Francisco – illegally transferred two residents and sought to transfer two other residents after their Medicare or other insurance coverage ended.
Once my dad passes away and the trust becomes irrevocable, is it subject to Medi-Cal estate recovery?
My dad has a living trust stating that it will become irrevocable on death of the trustor.