Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'nursing homes'

1199SEIU Workers Authorize Strike

From a January 22, 2015 1199SEIU press release: After months of unsuccessful efforts to reach a contract settlement, nursing home workers voted by 95 percent to authorize a strike. The contract negotiations cover over 8,000 caregivers in for-profit nursing homes...

Nursing Homes Seeking Reprieve From Health Care Law - NYTimes.com

The New York Times has a piece this morning on nursing home efforts to get out of PPACA's reform requirements. Among workers who provide hands-on care to nursing home residents, one in four has no health insurance. Among those who...

Nursing homes suing New York | The Ithaca Journal | theithacajournal.com

In today's Ithaca Journal online: Nursing home administrators, tired of waiting for implementation of a 2006 law, are suing the state to get updated reimbursement for their care of Medicaid residents. Approximately 100 nursing homes, including one company with a...

Court of Appeals Refuses OMH Record Request

From today's Albany Times-Union: New York's top court has refused to order nursing homes to give state lawyers access to hundreds of psychiatric patients so they can advocate for their rights to treatment alternatives, living conditions or even release. The...

14 From Nursing Home Face Patient Abuse Charges

From today's Albany TimesUnion: Fourteen nurses and aides at the Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility outside of Troy were charged Wednesday with endangering the welfare of an elderly resident, plus felony falsification of business records and multiple misdemeanor violations...

More Restructuring Money Available

From the DOH website: The state will make $250 million in grant funding available this spring to further the restructuring of New York's health care system to strengthen primary care, eliminate excess bed capacity and reduce overreliance on inpatient care...

Provider Groups Oppose Spitzer Initiatives

Today's TimesUnion reports: Gov. Eliot Spitzer hasn't even unveiled his proposed budget, but two major health care associations released reports Thursday warning about the dangers of cutting government funding to hospitals and nursing homes. . . . The [New York...

DOH Awards Nursing Home Grants to Reduce Bedsores

From the DOH website: The New York State Department of Health has awarded $800,000 to 16 nursing homes to support implementation of an evidence-based best practice shown to significantly reduce pressure ulcers. Read the full press release, including a list...

Increase in DOH Annual Fee for Bond Financed Facilities

New York facilities that financed capital improvements through the issuance of municipal bonds are getting a rude awakening this month. DOH promulgated a regulation (10 NYCRR 400.24) in March 2007 that increased the monthly fee it charges hospitals and nursing...

Grandson Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement Not Financially Liable

AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME CORP. v. LANG, 601821/05 (9-13-2007) 2007 NY Slip Op 51727(Unpublished) Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. Decided on September 13, 2007. The issue before the Court is whether defendant Ronald Lang...

Nursing Home Quality/Inspection Data on DOH Website

According to the DOH website: The New York State Department of Health has updated its Web site to include important information on nursing home quality --- including the results of state inspections. People using the site, http://nursinghomes.nyhealth.gov, will be able...

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