New MOLST Forms and Checklists Published by DOH

April 16, 2019

  The New York State Department of Health has made changes to the Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form and Nonhospital Order Not to Resuscitate, DOH Forms 5003 and 3474, respectively. These changes were made to comply with statutory changes, which granted authority to Nurse Practitioners to sign the MOLST and Nonhospital Order …

New York Appellate Division Holds Employer Medical Practice is Entitled to Receive MLMIC Demutualization Funds

April 12, 2019

  On April 4, 2019, the Appellate Division, First Department issued a decision in Schaffer, Schonholz & Drossman LLP v. Rachel Title, Index No. 160215/2018 concerning an employer’s entitlement to MLMIC funds being held in escrow following MLMIC’s demutualization and purchase last fall by National Indemnity Company, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. The decision was rendered …

Erie County Supreme Court Issues Controversial Decision In Parties’ Dispute Over MLMIC Funds

April 5, 2019

  On March 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of Erie County issued a trial-court level decision in the case, Maple-Gate Anesthesiologists, P.C. v. Nasrin, Index No. 818104/2018, concerning entitlement to MLMIC funds distributed in connection with MLMIC’s purchase last fall by National Indemnity Company, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. This decision is the first decision published …

Attention Greenway Health Users

March 20, 2019

  If you are a physician or a physician practice that uses Greenway Health LLC electronic health record (“EHR”) products to calculate Meaningful Use / Promoting Interoperability measures in relation to the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, be advised that Greenway has identified certain of its products as having made miscalculations. The NY State Department …

CMS Issues New Immediate Jeopardy Guidelines

March 14, 2019

  For those providers and suppliers that are subject to survey in order to maintain their Medicare status (e.g., hospitals, ASCs, SNFs, home health agencies), CMS has published important revisions to its current survey guidelines. Specifically, In March 2019, CMS released revisions to Appendix Q of the CMS State Operations Manual. These changes are a …