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May 26, 2020

Caught Paying for Rehab Due to Observation Status? Medicare May Owe You

For years, elder law attorneys have warned clients about a troubling, curious quirk in the Medicare system. Many times, when older patients are hospitalized, instead of being officially admitted, they are placed on “observation status,” which was originally meant as a temporary designation for individuals who were receiving medical care and tests in a hospital setting until they were released, or a diagnosis was made and they were officially admitted.» Read More

Feb 27, 2020

What Is One Thing Your Clients Say They Wish They Knew Before Coming to See You? [VIDEO]

The Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group answers your questions. In this video, our geriatric social worker, Lori Kayne, addresses planning ahead for aging and what clients tell her they wish they knew before coming to an elder law attorney for help.» Read More

Feb 26, 2019

Evaluate Your Medicare Options While You Still Can

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans continues to climb.  These managed care plans, otherwise known as Medicare Part C, offer many advantages for healthier seniors.  They have minimal co-pays and deductibles, and generally, cover services that traditional Medicare does not.

However, Medicare Advantage plans are run by private insurance companies and they have managed care plans, which means they restrict your choice of providers. » Read More

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