New York State DOH Finalizes Policies for Transition of the Medicaid Nursing Home Benefit and Population Into Managed Care

February 11, 2014

The Department of Health (DOH) recently distributed its final policies setting forth the rules governing the transition of the Medicaid nursing home benefit and population into managed care. DOH’s goal in implementing these policies is “to foster a care delivery model that promotes transitional planning across the health care delivery system with the focus on …

Internal Revenue Service Releases Two Notices Affecting Tax-Exempt Hospitals

February 6, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued two notices (Notice 2014-2 and Notice 2014-3) concerning Internal Revenue Code Section (“IRC”) 501(r), which governs tax-exempt, charitable organizations that operate one or more hospital facilities (commonly referred to as “Hospital Organizations”). New York clients Click Here to read entire Legal Alert. New Jersey clients Click Here to read …

Update: NYC DOHMH Delays Implementation of First Psychosis Diagnosis Reporting Requirement For New York City Hospitals

January 24, 2014

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has delayed the date that New York City hospitals will become obligated to report when individuals ages 18-29 are admitted for a first episode of psychosis. The reporting requirements are detailed in our prior alert, which is available by clicking here. In letters forwarded …

New York City Hospitals: New Reporting Requirement Effective January 21

January 20, 2014

Beginning January 21, 2014, New York City hospitals must report the admission of any adult person ages 18-29 being admitted for first-episode psychosis diagnoses. Hospitals are required to make the report within 24 hours of admission, by telephone or in an acceptable electronic transmission format to the Director of the Division of Mental Hygiene of …

New York Court of Appeals Establishes Limits to Clinic’s Liability for Unauthorized Disclosure of a Patient’s Medical Information

January 17, 2014

The New York Court of Appeals ruled last week in  Doe v. Guthrie Clinic, Ltd. that Medical Corporations are not liable, under NY Law, for an employee’s breach of patient confidentiality if the employee was acting outside the scope of his or her employment.  Although this decision is important in regard to New York State …