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Alan C. Horowitz

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Immediate jeopardy: True or false?

October 17, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

An immediate jeopardy deficiency can cost providers dearly in finances and reputation. But what if it’s not true? Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz discusses a recent case where the provider challenged CMS over nearly $1 million in fines—and won.

Social media's double-edged sword

July 6, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble.

CMS Final Rule: Compliance and ethics programs

May 11, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?

LTC care quality: The medical directors' view

March 21, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome.

Re-examining CMS' 5-star rating system

February 6, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, Esq.

A new GAO report highlights why experts say the next addition to the Nursing Home Compare five-star ratings should be customer service.

The CMS final rule: Twist and shout, but we can work it out

November 4, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

The long-term/post-acute care industry knew some groundbreaking changes were coming in the final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Long-Term Living’s legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains what all the fuss is about.

Is senior care going to pot?

October 7, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, Esq.

As more states pass laws legalizing medical marijuana, how will federal lawmakers react to the new climate?

Medical marijuana: Hashing out the legal issues

July 29, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Many states have legalized medical marijuana, but when it comes to Medicare participants, it’s federal law that matters.

Extreme honesty: Medical errors and full disclosure

May 31, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Mistakes and “near misses” can and will happen. But, how a facility discloses an error can affect everything from the CMS response to the family’s reaction.

Dealing with disruptive visitors

March 25, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, Esq

Residents have a right to visitors, but SNFs must maintain safety and the rights of others. Long-Term Living's Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz shares some complicated cases and offers intervention strategies from chief medical directors.

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