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Clarification of Medicare Standard for Skilled Care Improvement Not Required

The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) has achieved a significant victory on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. For decades, necessary rehabilitation services have been denied on the basis that an individual’s condition had “plateaued.… Read More
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MaineCare Cuts to Medicare Savings Program and Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled

Effective March 1, 2013, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reducing the income limits for several MaineCare programs. Our clients are most affected by the changes to the Medicare Buy-In (also called the Medicare Savings Prog… Read More
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Advanced Elder Law Review

Jane Skelton attended the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Advanced Elder Law Review held from November 6-7, 2012, in Washington, D.C. This two-day program was part of the National Aging and Law Institute, a conference hosted by NAELA… Read More
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Reinstatement of MaineCare Penalty for Residential Care

Effective August 5, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services reinstated a transfer penalty for MaineCare residential care benefits. The new rule as well as the Public Policy and Comments are available here. The new transfer penalty applies t… Read More
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Music Therapy & Dementia

Music is a powerful tool, especially for individuals suffering from dementia, even late stage Alzheimer’s disease. When it seems like it is no longer possible to reach a loved one suffering from dementia, consider music therapy. Read about musi… Read More
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Special Needs Planning from Birth to Early Adulthood

On March 30-31, 2012, Jane Skelton attended the spring meeting of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) in Scottsdale, Arizona. The subject was Special Needs Planning from Birth to Early Adulthood. Topics included guardianship issues for children turning… Read More
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