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Shorts On Long Term Care March 2017
News for the NC LTC Community


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In This Issue

Thursdays with Mama - Life has a rhythm, a symmetry, a meter, a metric. It’s rarely smooth or perfect. It’s knots and knuckles, bumps and bruises. It’s rough and tumble. It sings its own song in its own time.

The OIG 2017 Work Plan Includes Focus On Nursing Facilities - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017. The annual Work Plan provides a summary of new, revised, and continuing reviews for DHHS programs and operations, including Medicare and Medicaid. It describes ongoing audits, evaluations and specific legal and investigative matters. The release of the Work Plan provides an opportunity for nursing facilities to review their own operations and practices while comparing them to the objectives in the Work Plan in order to identify areas for compliance improvement.

Don't Bite! - In early February, the IRS issued “an urgent alert” concerning the latest version of the phishing scam that targets W-2 payroll information. In a scenario that has played out countless times, hackers generate a fraudulent email that looks like it came from an organization executive, asking HR personnel to send back employee W-2 forms in a return message. When the forms are sent, they are used to file fraudulent tax returns and for other malicious purposes.

Advance Health Planning Clinics Statewide in April 2017 - For the fourth year in a row, the NC Bar Association and numerous health care systems, hospice providers and senior advocates will be hosting free advance health care planning clinics in counties throughout North Carolina. Most of the clinics will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Here’s some information you may want to know:

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what's new at the firm

Liza Nye Joins Poyner Spruill LLP


RALEIGH, MARCH 22, 2018 – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Liza Nye has joined the firm as an associate in Poyner Spruill’s Banking and Financial Services section.

Poyner Spruill partner honored with excellence award from Federal Bar Association chapter


The Eastern District of North Carolina chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) honored Poyner Spruill partner David Long last week with its second annual Judge David W. Daniel Award for Excellence in the Legal Community.

WEBINAR EVENT: New CMS ROPs for SNFs and what the term "resident representative" means


We're partnering with NCHCFA to bring you a new webinar series open to all NCHCFA members. Register now!

Two Poyner Spruill Attorneys Help Work for Tomorrow through Mentor Program at UNC Law


RALEIGH, NC – Founded in 2016, the McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows Program is now in its second year of existence at the University of North Carolina School of Law. The program was founded by two UNC Law School alums and is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Study Center and the UNC Christian Legal Society. The program is named after Poyner Spruill partner and former U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre and former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Willis Whichard, who are both alums of the university and serve as program mentors.

Poyner Spruill Diversity Committee to host panel discussion with key leaders in the legal field to celebrate Black History Month


The Poyner Spruill Diversity Committee is celebrating Black History Month by hosting an intimate panel discussion with key leaders who have been successful in the legal field.