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New Rating System Helps Patients Compare & Choose Hospitals The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a new rating system to make it easier for Americans to find quality hospital care. Hospital Compare star ratings are based on information from patient experiences at nearly 3,500 Medicare-certified hospitals. The ratings take into account doctors’ communications with patients, how responsive they are to Continue Reading…



Recently I had the pleasure of discussing Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) with fellow attorneys Stephen D. Apolinsky, Sarah R. Watchko, Jeffrey S. Warncke, and Nathan E. Woody. Stephen D. Apolinsky deals with NEMT in the context of nursing home abuse. When Mr. Aplolinsky investigates whether nursing home abuse has occurred he examines who the patients caretakers are, up to and Continue Reading…



Ronald Vashone-Caruso, a convicted murderer out on supervised release, transported Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) patients until an allegedly harassed patient complained to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Mr. Vashone-Caruso was not terminated for his behavior or criminal history, but rather his insurance had lapsed, making him ineligible under Colorado law. NEMT is the transportation of elderly, sick or disabled patients Continue Reading…



Recently the law firm Brownstein & Nguyen LLC posted an article concerning Georgia’s Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents. I’ve read it and found it to contain very helpful information for families and individuals dealing with nursing home questions in Georgia and throughout the United States. The blog post can be found here: http://bnlawatlanta.com/2014/08/georgias-bill-of-rights-for-nursing-home-residents/  



New Jersey residents are increasingly stranded due to Logisticare’s erratic pickup and drop-off scheduling. Residents in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, have been left “for hours at their doctor’s offices, or never picked up at all.” The problem is so bad New Jersey invited public comments on requirements for the next medical transportation contract, a step not usually Continue Reading…


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