18 06, 2019

Medicare’s Different Treatment of the Two Main Post-Hospital Care Options

2019-06-08T09:03:02-04:00June 18th, 2019|

Hospital patients who need additional care after being discharged from the hospital are usually sent to either an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Although these facilities may look similar from the outside, Medicare offers very [...]

11 06, 2019

Protecting Your House from Medicaid Estate Recovery

2019-06-08T09:04:23-04:00June 11th, 2019|

After a Medicaid recipient dies, the state must attempt to recoup from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care. This is called "estate recovery." For most Medicaid recipients, their house is the only asset available, [...]

4 06, 2019

Medicare Beneficiaries Need to Know the Difference Between a Wellness Visit and a Physical

2019-05-18T18:31:52-04:00June 4th, 2019|

Medicare covers preventative care services, including an annual wellness visit. But confusing a wellness visit with a physical could be very costly. As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare beneficiaries receive a free annual wellness visit. At this visit, [...]

6 02, 2019

Big Changes to the Veterans Pension: What You Need to Know

2019-02-07T10:04:40-04:00February 6th, 2019|

On October 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) instituted a number of important rule changes affecting a service member’s eligibility for the Veterans Pension, a needs-based benefit for certain wartime veterans, their surviving spouses and dependent children. This [...]