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Employee Fired for Excessive Absences After Making Need for FMLA Leave Known

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits an employer from interfering with an employee’s right to take medical leave. When pursuing such a claim, an employee need not allege the employer intended to deny the benefit, just that it was withheld. The employer’s motives are irrelevant when determining whether interference occurred. Of course, the […]

CMS reports dramatic reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among LTC residents

In the past, hospitalizations for potentially preventable conditions were found to be disproportionately high among those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Yesterday, on January 17, 2017, CMS reported that the overall rate of hospitalizations among these beneficiaries has seen a decline of 13 percent in recent years. In long-term care facilities, the agency has […]