The false Medicare “Improvement Standard” under which the Medicare program and its payment contractors have sought to deny nursing home and other benefits for individuals who “fail to progress” or who … [Read more...]
Can You Dodge These Looming Threats?
You have that uneasy feeling that you ought to be doing something . . . just not sure what. Perhaps Mom or Dad has been exhibiting some troubling health symptoms. As the oldest/only/closest child you … [Read more...]
What Is Medicare Secondary Payer?
A Plain English explanation of why Medicare can (and should) grab part of your worker’s comp or court settlement . . . and what to do about it! Give me five minutes! I proudly told my 94 year-old Mom … [Read more...]
Getting Through The Part A Part B Part C Part D (whew) Enrollment Phase
What do Halloween and Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Periods have in common? A. They both are spooky. B. They happen at about the same time. C. They leave many people in the dark. D. … [Read more...]
10 Great Ways to Cause an Elder Law Train Wreck
As an elder law and special needs attorney I get a track-side seat for a pile of planning train wrecks: Here are the best ones . . . This is a column for the contrarians among us who will insist, … [Read more...]