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Tips & New Initiatives for Health Care Plans from the Federal Department of Labor

Mary Rosen, the Associate Regional Director of the United States Department of Labor for New England including Upstate New York gave a presentation Wednesday on common issues with health care plans. She also described six tips for common plan errors and three new initiatives the DOL is working on.

This seminar hosted by Anthony Stevens was a very good opportunity to hear what issues the Federal DOL is focused upon.

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Is your family taking advantage of the New York State Nursing Home Assessment Credit?

New York Public Health Law §2807-d(2)(b) imposes an assessment on New York residential health care facilities of six percent (6%) of the receipts of the residential health care facility. In most cases, the nursing homes pass on this assessment to the residents. This assessment is shown as a separate line item on the nursing home monthly bill.

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Health Care Risk Management: The Importance of Documentation

If you are a health care provider, one of the most important things you do is document. You document a patient’s history, complaints, findings on exam, and diagnoses. You keep a record of a patient’s current medications and allergies. You record the time spent with a patient and the directions or instructions given to the patient. Good documentation is in the patient’s best interest; it facilitates thorough and accurate health care and protects the clients from other risks.

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