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The global pandemic has caused havoc in everyone’s life. The immediate effects of the current crisis are obviously negative. Out of every crisis, however, there are often some positive changes. New York was the first region in the country to be hard hit by Covid. Hospitals were overwhelmed and as

What we know about the Coronavirus is that seniors are at a higher risk of serious illness than younger age groups.  So how has Medicare, the primary health insurance program for Americans over 65, responded?                

I wrote about this decision here six and a half years ago. (Blog posts 3-25-13 and 4-1-13) The case is Jimmo vs. Sebelius and it corrected the misapplication of Medicare rules concerning coverage for rehabilitation services and therapy. The standard that had been applied for many years was whether the

      In an effort to prevent fraud, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has redesigned Medicare cards.  The cards are still red, white and blue but they will no longer contain a Social Security number, gender, signature and other personal information, all of which could compromise the Medicare

                In 2013 I wrote on this blog about an important court decision that impacted many seniors discharged from hospitals to subacute facilities for rehabilitation.  (See my posts on March 25 and April 1, 2013.)  Up to 100 days of rehabilitative services are covered by Medicare but many seniors receive

George called me concerning his step-mom, Rita.  Rita is in the hospital but about to be transferred to a nursing facility where she will remain on a long term basis once Medicare coverage stops.  The conversation quickly turned to Medicaid. George explained that Dad and Rita have been married 5 years.