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Elder Law Attorneys Observe May as National Elder Law Month

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Medicare

We have all been inundated by information regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Regardless of your feelings on the new law, everyone will likely be affected by its implementation, including Medicare recipients. In fact, more impactful to the senior population … Continue reading

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Medicare Part B Premium to Remain the Same in 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for 2014. The big news is that thanks to what the administration says are the effects of its health reform efforts, the standard Medicare Part B … Continue reading

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Differing Opinions on Progress of NC’s New Medicaid Claims System

Some health care providers in North Carolina are taking issue with the state’s new system for processing Medicaid claims. The new system, NC Tracks, went live last month and requires medical providers to dramatically change the way they submit reimbursement … Continue reading

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Will you lose Medicare or Medicaid if you Leave a Facility to Visit Family?

Reunions, graduations, birthdays, and holidays: Whatever the occasion, nursing home residents don’t want to miss out on family gatherings, but may be afraid that they will lose Medicare or Medicaid coverage if they leave the nursing home. In most cases, … Continue reading

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“Fiscal Cliff” Deal Pushes Long-Term Care Program Over the Edge

The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls. In its place, the budget … Continue reading

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AARP Draws a Line in the Sand: NO Medicare Cuts

AARP, along with other groups representing seniors’ interests, has drawn a hard line in the sand when it comes to Medicare cuts being considered in this tough economic time. Their stance?  Say “NO” to all Medicare and Medicaid cuts, as … Continue reading

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Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference brought together healthcare professionals and scientists to present the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease.  Sadly, the disease not only affects the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, but also the 15 million-plus Americans who … Continue reading

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Cost of Long Term Care Survey 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, Genworth surveyed long term care service providers throughout the nation to analyze the current cost of long term care services. In doing so, Genworth recognized several emerging trends: 1)      The cost of long term care … Continue reading

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Son Liable for Mom’s $93,000 Nursing Home Under “Filial Responsibility” Law

Some 30 states currently have laws making adult children responsible for their parents if their parents can’t afford to take care of themselves.  These “filial responsibility” laws have rarely been enforced, but six years ago when federal rules made it more difficult to qualify … Continue reading

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