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New Rule Requires Homebound Medicare Patients to See Doctors

Doctors must now meet face-to-face with their patients who are receiving home health care if the patient's visits are to be reimbu...

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Will You Lose Medicare or Medicaid If You Leave the Nursing Home to Visit Family?

Reunions, graduations, birthdays, and holidays: Whatever the occasion, nursing home residents don't want to miss out on family gatherings, but may be afraid that they will lose Medicare or Medicaid coverage if they leave the nursing home.

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Caregiver Contracts: A Growing Planning Trend for Families

Many people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation.Even so, ...

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Who Will Benefit from the New Medicare Policy Change?

This ruling could have a profund impact on the lives of Medicare beneficiaries who need the care of a skilled professional ...

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Always Put Caregiver Contracts in Writing

When hiring a caregiver, it is important to put the contract in writing.If you don't it can affect your Medicaid benefits.

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Cost of Private Nursing Home Room Now Averaging $87,600

The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased 4.4 percent to $87,600 a year, according to the 2014 edition of a Cost of Care survey that the insurer Genworth conducts each year. 

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Cost of Private Nursing Home Room Now Averaging $91,250

The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased 4.2 percent to $91,250 a year, according to...

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Nursing Home Care Costs Are Only Slightly Higher in 2016

The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased slightly to $92,378 a year, up 1.24 percent from 2015, according to Genworth's 2016 Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually.

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