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Medicare Spending for Home Care Drops 45 Percent
- December 5th, 2000
Where''s the budget surplus going? Not to helping people stay at home. According to the Congressional Budget Office, Medicare spending for home care dropped from $17.5 billion in 1997 to $9.7 billion in 1999. This is the result of changes in reimbursement rules Congress made in 1997 to stem the growth of Medicare spending, changes that have had a more severe effect than anyone intended at the time.
The result is that many homebound seniors are not receiving the care they need and many home health agencies have had to merge or go out of business. Many have adopted strict rules on who they will accept as patients, turning down those who need a high level of care or who the expect to need care for a long time.
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Margaret A. O'Reilly, PC
Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
Hammond and Associates, LLC, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate
For Jeffrey Hammond, the practice of Elder Law is personal. Jeff’s many years of experience in law and in business did not prepare him for the crisis he faced in 2005 and 2006 when his father suffered a stroke and both of his parents suffered from dementia and other medical problems. At that time, Jeff began an i...
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy PLC
Attorney Samantha Simmons Fredieu is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Fredieu graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where she was the symposium editor on the Vermont Law Review, a production editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board. She has clerked for...