Amendment to the Minimum Wage Order for Home Care Aides Who Work a Shift of 24 Hours

Back in September, the home care industry’s business model was challenged.  Historically, home care agencies paid live-in home care aides as follows – 13 (of 24) hours for work 8 hours for sleep (5 which are uninterrupted), and 3 uninterrupted hours for meals. The NY State Appellate Division decided two cases on the issue of… Read More »

Do I Need a MOLST Form? Part 1

A MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form is a medical order form that tells healthcare providers a patient’s medical orders for life-sustaining treatment. The form includes medical orders and patient preferences regarding resuscitation instructions when the patient has no pulse or is not breathing (CPR order or DNR order); and it also includes orders… Read More »

How Can a Crowdfunding Account Affect a Person on Medicaid and SSI?

Over the past couple of years, when on social media, I have seen more and more crowdfunding and personal fundraising efforts. Crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter cut out the middleman of fundraising, allowing the person or organization in need to appeal directly to the general public. In many cases, crowdfunding takes place when… Read More »

GuildNet Drop Out

What will come of Managed Long-Term Care Providers? That is the question many are asking today after New York State’s largest Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Plan (MLTC), GuildNet, ceases to enroll members in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. The company announced this decision due to what they call, “calamitous state of reimbursement,” resulting in incurring… Read More »

What Happens to Nursing Home Residents During a Natural Disaster?

As the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, it is important to remember the loss of life and brutal destruction that was left in the wake of its path—in order to be more prepared for the future. Before the next devastating storm hits our shores, it is crucial to make sure we are ready to… Read More »

Join Us at Our Next Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals

What: Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals When: March 30, 2016; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Where: Puglia’s of Garden City   On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Russo Law Group, P.C. will be hosting their next Round Table Luncheon for Healthcare Professionals at Puglia’s of Garden City from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Attorneys from… Read More »

Should the Hospital Inform a Family Caregiver If a Patient is Discharged?

Hospitals will soon be required to provide information to caregivers about their loved one’s discharge and instructions for administering medical aftercare. Thanks to the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, patients in New York hospitals will be allowed to designate a caregiver in their medical record. Once the caregiver is designated, the hospital is required… Read More »