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Gear up for increased CMS scrutiny of hospice services for assisted living facility residents

USA - February 12 2015 ?A recent study issued by the evaluation and policy division of the U.S. DHHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) indicates that hospices can expect…

DEA rules on disposal of controlled substances - what's up?

USA - February 12 2015 Questions remain about the U.S. Drug enforcement agency's rules on secure disposal of controlled substances and exactly how they will be implemented…

What is “past quality of care” in a CON review

USA - November 26 2013 A recent certificate of need (CON) decision has muddied the waters further on the question of what constitutes past quality of care in a CON review…

Recent nursing facility CON decision creates controversy

USA - August 6 2013 A recent decision in the Wake County nursing facility certificate of need (CON) case includes a new take on quality of care in the CON context that…

William R. Shenton

N.C. Court of Appeals weighs in on key CON litigation issues

USA - December 21 2012 The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently made clear that a certificate of need (CON) applicant’s submission of additional information after its…