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ElderLaw Radio Interview: Thinking Ahead About Hospital Discharge

A leading Medicare expert explains the steps to take to ensure that your needs will be met upon discharge ...

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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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How to Choose a Medigap Policy

Sorting through Medicare supplemental policy offerings can be confusing.Here are some suggestions to help you choose ...

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Two Tax Court Decisions Clarify When Long-Term Care Expenses Are Deductible

Long-term care can be very expensive, but many long-term care expenses can be deducted from your taxes...

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Obama Signs Law Requiring Hospitals to Warn of Costly Medicare Loophole

President Obama has signed a new law intended to prevent Medicare beneficiaries from spending days in a hospital only to find that they hadn’t been admitted to the hospital at all – they were only under “observation.” 

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Medicare Fraud Costs Billions: Here's How You Can Help

Medicare fraud is often in the news, but what is it, exactly?

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New Medicare Rule Encourages Doctors to Test for Alzheimer's Disease and Offer Care Planning

A new Medicare rule will promote earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

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Social Security Calculator Now Available to Delayed Retirees

Social Security's Retirement Estimator is now available for people who have signed up for Medicare but are delaying retirement ...

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