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A Guide to Medicare’s Long-Term Care Coverage

At 65, most people begin receiving Medicare benefits as a result of paying into Social Security throughout their careers. Individuals under age 65 who qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits are also covered under Medicare, as well as anyone…

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How Medicare and Medicaid Differ

Healthcare professionals will be familiar with the acronym LASA, which stands for "look-alike-sound-alike" and refers to medications. When it comes to federal programs, Medicaid and Medicare, in written form, look alike and they do sound alike but work very differently.…

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A New Form of Fraud Is Genetic Testing Scams

In a recent alert, the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a warning about a scam involving genetic testing. The warning is for Medicare beneficiaries across the nation, and the federal government…

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Eligibility for Medicaid for Nursing Home Care

You may need to rethink your perception that Medicaid planning only entails meeting strict income and asset limits. You will also need to demonstrate you need the level of care typically provided in a nursing home setting. These health eligibility…

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Understaffed Nursing Homes Plague the System

Nursing homes are required by law to employ qualified licensed nursing staff and maintain certain government standards of care. According to McKnight’, fully three-quarters of nursing homes seldom meet the federally registered nurse (RN) staffing level guidelines. In particular, on…

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