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January 31, 2017
IS YOUR FINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER?
Chances are your morning routine involved checking the news for the weather and traffic report to plan your morning commute. You probably looked at...
December 31, 2016
PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP IS IN FAVOR OF BLOCK GRANT MEDICAID
One of President-Elect Donald Trump’s signature campaign health care promises was repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. But his election, coupled with...
July 31, 2016
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST FAIRNESS ACT
On July 13, 2016, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a variation of a bill that the United...
December 31, 2015
MEDI-CAL “SPOUSAL IMPOVERISHMENT” FIGURES FOR 2016
As many of you may know, there was no “cost of living” adjustment for Social Security benefits for 2016. Due to a flat consumer...
November 29, 2015
IMPORTANT DECISION AFFECTING OVERTIME PAY TO HOME CARE WORKERS
Effective October 13, 2015, home care workers (home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants) will be subject to the Fair Labor...
October 1, 2015
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT MEDICARE PART D PLAN FOR YOU
NAELA.org If you’re just reaching Medicare age, you might be surprised to find out that traditional Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs. As drug costs rose, Congress...
July 29, 2015
NAELA APPLAUDS MOVE TO PAY DOCTORS FOR ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
Washington, D.C. — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for proposing a rule to pay providers for discussing...
May 30, 2015
HOW MEDICAID TREATS A RETURN OF GIFT
This month’s Elder Law Review™ addresses the topic of transfers of assets, subsequent returns, and the effect on institutional Medicaid eligibility. When an applicant...
April 29, 2015
SELECTING AN ATTORNEY FOR MEDI-CAL/MEDICAID PLANNING
Medi-Cal is California’s version of the federal Medicaid program. The “Long-Term” Medi-Cal program assists people in paying for long-term skilled nursing home placements. At speaking engagements and...
April 1, 2015
MEDI-CAL “SPOUSAL IMPOVERISHMENT” FIGURES FOR 2015
The California Department of Health Services has issued the revised “Spousal Resource Allowance” and “Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance” figures for 2015. These are...
March 1, 2015
HELP REPEAL MEDICARE THERAPY CAPS
Many with Parkinson’s Disease use physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services to maintain their quality of life and independence. Unfortunately, Medicare limits or “caps”...
November 30, 2014
IT’S THAT GIFTING TIME OF YEAR
As the month of December is upon us, many of us get caught up with end of year planning. There are various techniques individuals...