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Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

We offer updates on national on regional issues such as malpractice defense, regulatory compliance, labor and employment issues and estate planning.

Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
September 7, 2018

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 on the discharge within 14 days of the hearing request, and 3) whether IDPH can order the facility to allow a resident to stay longer than 10 days after the final order is received.

Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
June 21, 2017

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 official capacity as the Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (“HFS”) in federal court.