Bargnesi Britt PLLC is proud to announce that Julie Bargnesi has been appointed to the Council of the State University of New York at Buffalo. The UB council serves as the primary oversight and advisory body to the university and its president. The council consists of nine members appointed by the governor of New York State and one student member.
A common obstacle in medical malpractice and LTC litigation is discrepancy between wound descriptions at the time of discharge and transfer between institutions. As highlighted here (CMS prods hospitals to improve discharge info for SNFs, home health, via McKnights) recent CMS guidance may improve the quality of discharge information received by post-acute providers, including as it relates to wounds, mental illness, durable medical equipment (including wound vacs), and patient care preferences.
CMS published anticipated changes relaxing COVID-19 vaccination requirements for the staff of LTC Facilities. A copy of the policy and regulatory changes is available here:
Of note, the rule summary indicates that “CMS intends to encourage ongoing COVID-19 vaccination through its quality reporting and value-based incentive programs in the near future.”