Other Legal Issues

In this section, we cover such issues as pharmaceuticals in long-term care facilities, the red flags rule relating to identify theft and other assorted court cases and legal issues that involve aging services.

 

  1. House Passes Medical Malpractice Legislation

    The bill puts restrictions on medical malpractice suits involving health care paid for or subsidized by a government program or tax benefit, which would include Medicare, Medicaid, and employer-provided health insurance. The legislation would not preempt state laws. The bill would limit non-economic damages to ...

  2. Supreme Court Finds that Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Kentucky Rule

    As a result, the Court found that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the application of the state regulation involved in the case. LeadingAge is pleased that this decision reaffirmed the Supreme Court’s settled position that states may not create separate laws that impinge on the parties’ right to enter ...

  3. CMS Warns Providers Not to Wait for Emergency Preparedness Guidance to Test Their Emergency Plan

    Among other requirements, the rule, which applies to 17 categories of providers including SNF/NFs, hospice, home health and PACE, requires providers to take an “all –hazards” approach in developing an emergency preparedness plan. Such an approach focuses on capacities and capabilities ...

  4. Plans for Emergency Preparedness Rule Implementation

    This Letter provides general information regarding implementation plans for the final ...

  5. LeadingAge's Thoughts on Cardiac Bundles

    LeadingAge submitted a comment letter to CMS October 3 requesting amendments to the proposed rule expanding episodic payment models.