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Alan C. Horowitz

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Penalty paybacks: Funding projects for free

May 27, 2014  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is cracking down on unused money collected from civil money penalties. Long-Term Living legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains how your facility can get its next worthy project paid for by the fund.

Sexuality in SNFs: Balancing resident rights and resident safety

April 24, 2014  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Sex in a nursing home? Yes--and as long as both parties are able to choose, it's their right. But, is your staff properly trained to handle other situations that could arise, especially with residents who may have cognition deficiencies?

Medical directors: Key to quality care

April 2, 2014  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

A nursing home's medical director bears the greatest ultimate responsibility for ensuring that residents receive quality care. Find out what is required of facilities when it comes to this position.

Challenging surveys

February 18, 2014  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Deficiencies and enforcement actions don't always have to be accepted without a challenge. Long-Term Living's legal expert, Alan Horowitz, explains the steps to appealing state survey deficiency reports.

OIG slams HHS Office of Civil Rights on HIPAA security oversight

January 9, 2014  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

The Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights gets a stern dressing down from the OIG for failure to provide proper oversight on HIPAA security issues.

OIG to CMS: Add hospitalization rates to nursing home quality ratings and surveys

December 12, 2013  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

The Office of Inspector General wants hospitalization rates to be added to CMS's nursing home quality rankings. But will the numbers tell the real story or just muddy the waters?

Medication errors: Prescriptions for safety

December 6, 2013  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Diligent strategies to avoid medication errors can improve resident care and reduce business risk.

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