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December 2017 Archives

Administration continues to scale back nursing home rules

To follow up on this blog's previous post, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, recently confirmed that the new Administration is taking a more laissez-faire approach to enforcing federal nursing home regulations, at least when it comes to violations that the Administration considers minor or isolated.

New federal safety rules in limbo for 18 months

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers or helps administer two major federally funded health programs, recently declared a grace period on certain new rules, which would have applied to many Kentucky nursing homes. The previous Administration pushed forward these new rules in an effort to improve nursing home safety.

The negligence per se doctrine and its importance

Louisville, Kentucky, residents who have been seriously injured in car accidents probably have little time to think about the nitty gritty details of the law and legal principles. They just want someone to hold the negligent driver who caused the accident accountable and to get compensation for the medical bills, lost wages and other losses which they did nothing or very little to deserve.

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