Elderlaw News November 2012
- Medicare to End ‘Improve or You’re Out’ Standard for Coverage of Skilled Services
- Social Security Benefits to Edge Up 1.7 Percent
- Single? You Still Need an Estate Plan
- The Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program
- Julian’s Holiday Tip…
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In a major change in Medicare policy, the Obama administration has provisionally agreed to end Medicare’s longstanding practice of requiring that beneficiaries with chronic conditions and disabilities show a likelihood of improvement in order to receive coverage of skilled care and therapy services.
The nation’s elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2013.
Many people believe that if they are single, they don’t need a will and other estate planning documents. However, estate planning is just as important for single people as it is for couples and families.
By Jennifer Rose, CELA, Julian Gray Associates. Medicaid (Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania) is the government program that covers healthcare costs for individuals with limited assets and income.
The holidays are meant to be a special time to reconnect with families and friends and rejoice. With families spread across the world, the holidays are sometimes the only time when families can pause from their busy lives and spend quality time together.