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Big Changes to Illinois Involuntary Discharges

Changes are coming to Illinois Involuntary Transfer or Discharge procedures as a result of a recent Appellate Court ruling in Lakewood v. IDPH, et al. Lakewood raised three questions: 1) whether the law requires IDPH to hold the hearing within 10 days of a request, 2) whether the law requires IDPH to render a decision…

Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire

As every long-term care facility doing business in Illinois can attest, Medicaid eligibility determinations and benefit awards have been slow, with HFS often falling months, if not years, behind. A group of SNFs and their residents are trying to change that. Several healthcare providers and their patients have filed suit against Felicia Norwood in her…

CMS Final Rule – §483.10 Resident Rights

Implementation Date: Phase 1 – November 28, 2016 The regulations pertaining to Resident Rights underwent significant revisions throughout the amendment process. Under the proposed rule, Resident Rights and Facility Responsibilities were divided into two separate sections; however, after consideration of the comments, the Final Rule combined resident rights and facility responsibilities into one modified Resident…

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