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Guide to the Affordable Care Act – The Individual Mandate Part 1

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Joe Pioletti

THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE AND POSSIBLE PENALTIES FOR LACK OF COVERAGE This is part 1 of an ongoing series that will break down the different provisions of the new Affordable Care Act. The goal will be to educate taxpayers on ways the Act will affect them so that they may plan more effectively. We begin by […]

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Grace HealthCare Settles False Claims Act Charges

Posted on March 27th, 2013 by Joe Pioletti

McKnight’s reported thatTennessee-based nursing home operator Grace Healthcare LLC will pay the federal government more than $2.7 million, settling charges that Grace violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy.   A whistleblower said 10 Grace-operated skilled nursing facilities billed for unnecessary and unreasonable physical, occupational and speech therapy to meet the corporation’s […]

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New online tools help people choose nursing homes wisely

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Joe Pioletti

Finding a stellar nursing home for a loved one in their golden years is a task that no one takes lightly. It’s a monumental task to find proper care, and the main obstacle (in this writer’s opinion) is the fact that the average person doesn’t really know what to look out for when it comes […]

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Iowa Nursing Home Sues Kindred Healthcare over Medicare Fraud

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Joe Pioletti

Nancy Tran was kind enough to write a guest article today.  Nancy Tran is a regular contributor for various legal blogs. She focuses her articles on cases dealing with abuse. Bethany Lutheran Home, a nursing care facility located in western Iowa, was recently charged by federal prosecutors with large-scale Medicare fraud occurring as a result […]

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Conservative Opinion on Universal Healthcare

Posted on August 19th, 2012 by Joe Pioletti

Conservative Republican and former Bush speechwriter David Frum from The Daily Beast wrote an article on universal healthcare based on Conservative principles.  It is an interesting read and one that Romney will not follow.  Excerpts below. “To accept the ideal of universal health coverage is not to accept Obamacare in its present form. From a […]

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Shady Legal Maneuvering

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by Joe Pioletti

Matthew Fleischer is a former LA Weekly staff writer and an award-winning social justice reporter in Los Angeles.  He wrote a great article on the shady legal maneuvering rendering government oversight useless.  "Nursing homes in California are legally obligated to provide a bare minimum of 3.2 hours of daily personal care per resident."  In 2010, 42,000 Skilled Healthcare residents filed […]

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$200 million verdict

Posted on January 28th, 2012 by Joe Pioletti

The Tampa Bay Times reported the $200 million jury verdict in a case where the Defendant was in default.  The case stemmed from the 2004 death of Elvira Nunziata, a resident with dementia at Pinellas Park Care and Rehab Center. Her bloody body was found at the bottom of a stairwell after she toppled one story […]

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Healthcare REITs

Posted on January 13th, 2012 by Joe Pioletti

Press Release from Cambridge Realty. What a difference a few decades make. Cambridge Realty Capital Companies Chairman Jeffrey A. Davis says the senior housing/healthcare industry has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. In the analogy he uses, the difference between now and then is roughly the equivalent of taking an undeveloped country in Africa […]

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Accountable Care Organizations

Posted on November 17th, 2011 by Joe Pioletti

The Obama administration loosened the rules for a new program that encourages doctors and hospitals to coordinate care for groups of Medicare patients including nursing home residents, after lobbyists complained the preliminary guidelines were unworkable. The program—a part of the 2010 health overhaul designed to cut costs—provides incentives for groups of medical professionals to provide every […]

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Is Single Payer the Future?

Posted on October 30th, 2011 by Joe Pioletti

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin made history earlier this year when he signed into law legislation that would make his state the first state to lay the groundwork for a single payer health care system.  Vermont begins building a single-payer health system that will move many state residents into a publicly financed insurance program and pay hospitals, doctors […]

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