Justice Center Operations to Begin; DOH Advises Facilities on Compliance

Following confirmation of Jeffrey Wise as the head of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (“Justice Center”), the Department of Health released a Dear Administrator Letter concerning new requirements that the Justice Center will enforce.  The Department has indicated that it will communicate with covered facilities about compliance with the […]

New York Managed Long Term Care Enrollment Hits 100,000

At its recent meeting on June 13, 2013, the N.Y.S. Department of Health Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Review Panel (MMCARP) was updated about enrollment in Managed Long Term Care.  DOH staff announced that enrollment across the state in 3 types of managed long term care plans has crested the 100,000 mark.  The partial caps, PACE […]

Selected Bills before New York State Senate Health Committee for the 2013 Session

A few bills of note for health care providers in New York were introduced in the New York State Senate with the opening of the 2013 legislative session.  Each of these bills was formally introduced on January 9 and referred to the Senate Health Committee. An act allowing patients to see their laboratory results upon […]

NYSDOH Agrees to Pay Beechwood Nursing Home $25 Million in Settlement

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) agreed to pay the owners of the Beechwood Nursing Home, located in Rochester, New York, $25 million dollars to settle litigation in which a federal jury had already determined that DOH officials had illegally revoked the operating license of the facility in 1999 in a retaliation against […]

CMS Officially Withdraws Physician Signature Requirement

As we previously reported here and here, it was just a matter of time before the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially withdrew its rule requiring physician signatures on all laboratory requisitions for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). Today, CMS formally withdrew this requirement based on […]

New York State Department of Health Begins Accepting Applications for Managed Long-Term Care Providers

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) launched part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Managed Long-Term Care Plans (MLTCP) and announced that it is now accepting applications from eligible organizations, pursuant to Article 4403-F of the Public Health Law.  This initiative seeks to redesign New York’s Medicaid system in ways that […]