Alan Horowitz Quoted in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Article on Federal Regulators Finalizing Automatic Appeal Waiver

AGG Healthcare of counsel Alan C. Horowitz was quoted in an article by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News regarding federal regulators finalizing plans to make appeal waivers automatic in the case of most civil monetary penalties imposed on nursing homes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is doing away with waivers to lessen its administrative work, which also was the goal behind a 35% penalty reduction for nursing homes that agreed to waive an appeal as it reduced hearings and related work.

In speaking with the publication, Alan explained that efforts to reduce paperwork and staff time could backfire if CMS ultimately lessens or removes the penalty reduction that comes with waiving an appeal.

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