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Joanne Lax Presents to American Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care and the Law Conference

Delivers Presentation Themed “Compassionate and Compliant End of Life Care”

February 16, 2014

Joanne R. Lax, Bloomfield Hills-based member in Dykema’s Health Care practice, was a guest presenter at the American Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care and the Law Conference. This conference—conducted in Las Vegas, Nevada—was held in February 2014.

The program addressed initiatives by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General to prevent Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse in the delivery of hospice services in skilled nursing facilities; regulatory requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding hospice and skilled nursing facility relationships and end of life care plans; and clinical best practices in addressing individual’s physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs at the end of life.