15 08, 2019

Medicaid’s Gift to Children Who Help Parents Postpone Nursing Home Care

2019-08-15T13:46:56-04:00August 15th, 2019|

In most states, transferring your house to your children (or someone else) may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make you ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time. However, there are circumstances in which transferring a house will not [...]

7 08, 2019

New Rule Once Again Allows Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

2019-08-07T12:49:26-04:00August 7th, 2019|

The Trump administration is officially rolling back a ban on the use of arbitration agreements by nursing homes that was initiated under President Obama. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule that once again allows nursing [...]

16 07, 2019

Medicare Launches App to Help Beneficiaries Find Out What’s Covered

2019-07-16T12:10:58-04:00July 16th, 2019|

At the doctor's office and want to know if a procedure is covered by Medicare? There is an app for that. Medicare has launched a free app that gives beneficiaries a quick way to see whether the program covers a [...]

2 07, 2019

What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order?

2019-06-08T09:11:08-04:00July 2nd, 2019|

It is a very good idea to create advance directives in order to plan for the possibility that you may one day be unable to make your own medical decisions. In doing so, there can be confusion about the difference [...]

25 06, 2019

Tips on Creating an Estate Plan that Benefits a Child with Special Needs

2019-06-08T09:07:53-04:00June 25th, 2019|

Parents want their children to be taken care of after they die. But children with disabilities have increased financial and care needs, so ensuring their long-term welfare can be tricky. Proper planning by parents is necessary to benefit the child [...]