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Goodbye, RUGS! Hello, PDPM: Fundamental Changes to SNF Medicare Payment

On October 1, 2019, Medicare payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) began to be reimbursed under a new payment methodology called the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).1 This is the first truly significant change to SNF Medicare payment methodology in more than 20 years.


The Supreme Court Limits Agency Deference: Implications of Kisor v. Wilkie

On June 26, 2019, in a splintered 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Kisor v. Wilkie. At issue was the fate of Auer deference (sometimes referred to as Seminole Rock deference), which is the legal doctrine expressing that a court will defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of its own genuinely ambiguous regulation.


Frameworks for Evaluating Life Care Plans

A life care plan, a growing factor in litigation, is an overall service or care plan that provides for goods and services to achieve best outcomes over the life expectancy of a person with a disability resulting from catastrophic injury.

2018-19 Law Firm Recognition Top 10

The practice of health law is professionally challenging and demands dedication. The Health Law Section recognizes the attorneys from our Top 10 law firms for their dedication to their clients' healthcare needs through their membership in the Health Law Section.

2018-2019 Top 10 Brochure

The Health Law Section is proud to announce the 7th Annual regional recognition program for the Northeast, Southeast/DC, South, Midwest, and West Regions.