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September 2, 2016
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Illinois enacts law to give fiduciaries access to decedent’s online accounts

On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law an Act, effective immediately, which gives Illinois fiduciaries (a person who has the power and […]
September 16, 2016
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NOTICE Act Now Requires Hospitals to Notify Patients of a Significant Loophole in Medicare Nursing Home Coverage

Effective August 6, 2016, a new federal act called the “Notice Act” requires hospitals to provide both written and oral notice, within 36 hours, to any […]
October 17, 2016
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New CMS Rule Bars Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses in Admission Contracts

Beginning November 28, 2016, nursing homes can no longer require residents or their families to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement as part of the admission contract. […]
January 6, 2017
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New Year’s Resolutions

Like many people, as we enter a new year, I like to give some thought to New Year’s resolutions, or statements of intention regarding those things […]
April 3, 2017
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New Proposed Legislation to address Illinois nursing home understaffing and improper discharges of nursing home residents

Recently, Illinois State Senator Daniel Bliss and Representative Chris Welch introduced new legislation to address inadequate nursing home staffing that often leads to improper discharges of […]
May 1, 2017
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25% of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

In a recent article appearing in the May issue of the “American Journal of Infection Control,” the study’s author, Sainfer Aliyu of the Columbia University School […]
July 21, 2017
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The “Protecting Access to Care Act” Threatens Patients and Nursing Home Residents

On June 28, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Access to Care Act.”  This is a horrible piece of legislation that places a […]