A Nelson Hardiman and Epstein Becker Green Webinar Series
The post-acute spectrum of care is going through a period of profound legal changes, from newly emerging risks to integration with acute care and the transition to managed care. This series features leading attorneys sharing insights into compliance challenges and strategies. Join us for this series and stay ahead of the latest regulatory updates in long-term care.
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A Complimentary Two-Part Webinar on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Health Care Entities and the ADA: Part I – Complex Issues in the Reasonable Accommodation of Employees … Continue Reading
By Andrea R. Calem
Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier. Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Civil Rights Division, including those assessed under Title III of the ADA (“Title III”).
Title III prohibits public accommodations from discriminating against disabled individuals with respect to access to goods, services, programs and facilities, and (with limited exceptions) requires public accommodations to make reasonable accommodations so that disabled individuals may equally access these goods and opportunities. Accommodations may … Continue Reading
Written by: Kara M. Maciel and Adam C. Solander
While some employers may have been disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision affirming the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), there may be a silver lining to the seemingly dark cloud. By virtue of upholding PPACA, the Supreme Court also upheld Section 2705 of PPACA, the provision of the law that will allow employers to provide their employees incentives, up to 30 percent of their premiums, in return for participation in an employer-sponsored wellness program. Wellness programs benefit employers because they can reduce health care … Continue Reading