A common question that your legal counsel may ask you is whether your resident or patient has a Legal Agent. This is important information to provide to your attorney and document in your records, but what does it mean, and why is it important? What is a Legal Agent? A legal agent (“Agent”) is a […]
Yesterday afternoon, the US Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision resolving the conflict between the various Circuit courts and upholding the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare’s (“CMS”) requirement that any healthcare provider certified to accept Medicaid or Medicare would be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for its employees or face monetary fines for noncompliance. As […]
$200 Million in New Funding Available for SNF Telehealth Systems Applications are now open through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program to Support Healthcare Providers. Allocated funds will assist SNFs to purchase the necessary systems with which to employ telehealth services in their facilities. These funds, which were included in the […]
At Stotler Hayes, we know that securing payment from private insurance can be an uphill battle – full of red tape, unforeseen barriers, and multiple appeals. Our clients have sought our assistance to tackle these issues, including erroneously denied claims, delays in processing and payment, and pursuing claims the insurance company deems untimely or uncovered. […]
The CDC has released a report discussing their findings in their investigation of the COVID-19 outbreak at the King County nursing facility. We encourage you to review the report for lessons learned and other findings that can be helpful in reinforcing your current efforts to prevent COVID-19 from impacting your facilities.