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Medical Marijuana Compliance

Medical Marijuana and the Elderly: Demographic Demand vs. Practical Barriers to Access

by Dana Walsh Sivak In 2014, the New York State legislature passed the Compassionate Care Act,[1] which legalized the use of medicinal marijuana in New York. Since that time, a growing number of older adults are turning to medical marijuana to help treat a number of serious and debilitating medical conditions and to improve their […]

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Back in the Black – Value Based Payment Amendments: What Health Care Facilities Need to Know

Your facility may have been approached by an MLTC plan to enter into a Value Based Payment (“VBP”) amendment to your MLTC plan participating provider contract. Should your facility consider it? And if so, what do you need to know?What is Value Based Payment (VBP)?Value Based Payment is a pay-for-performance initiative set forth by the New […]

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WHO’s WHO in Women in Professional Services

By Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. Jennifer B. Cona is a partner and director of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP (GDGC) in Melville. Cona practices Elder Law, Trusts and Estates advocating for seniors and their families on healthcare, Medicaid planning and Estate planning. She is recognized as one of the leading Elder Law and Estate planning attorneys on […]

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Destination Unknown: Law

2018: LI Leaders Offer Direction to What Lies Ahead January 2018 Adina Genn Jennifer ConaManaging Partner, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona2018 will present unique challenges for the long-term health care facility and senior health care marketplace.  With the presumptive passage of the tax bill, we will likely see cuts to federal programs, such as Medicare, Social Security and […]

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Back in the Black – 2018 Medicaid Regional Rates

2018 Medicaid Regional Rates The following figures represent the Department of Health’s assessment as to the average cost of nursing home care in each region. These figures are used to calculate Medicaid penalty periods for gifts and asset transfers.   All figures are effective as of January 1, 2018Grow Stronger with Us​ Improving Your Bottom Line

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Destination Unknown: Law

​2018: LI Leaders Offer Direction to What Lies Ahead Adina GennJennifer ConaManaging Partner, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona2018 will present unique challenges for the long-term health care facility and senior health care marketplace.  With the presumptive passage of the tax bill, we will likely see cuts to federal programs, such as Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, […]

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The Purposeful Triggering of a Medicaid Penalty Period

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Ken Kern, Esq. When consulting with a client regarding the formulation and execution of a viable Medicaid asset protection plan utilizing an irrevocable trust, there is no single sentence, warning or mantra that the Elder Law practitioner repeats more often than: “But all of this depends on you not requiring long term nursing home care within […]

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End of Life Decision Making by Guardians: Conflict between Article 81 and the FHCDA

​Roseanne Beovich, Esq. Almost two decades into the twenty-first century, it is easy to take for granted our rights to self-determination in the context of our own personal health care. As a result of the “common law principle that ‘every individual of sound mind and adult years has a right to determine what should be done with […]

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Intercounty Health Facilities Association

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Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 12:00pmLocation: Intercounty Health Facilities Association Elder Law Best Practices From Improving Receivables to End of Life Decisions by Guardians and Surrogates: Everything You Need To KnowCost: Members Only 

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End-of-Life Decisions for Incapacitated Adults: Caught Between a Conflict of Laws

​Jennifer B. Cona, Esq.The common law principle is well-settled that every individual of sound mind and adult years has a right to determine what should be done with his or her own body. The right to accept or reject medical treatment has long been recognized for competent adults. However, for individuals who lack capacity, this right was […]

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