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“A survey by Bankrate.com shows what Americans are worried about most when it comes to retirement. As Anthony Mason reports, affording health insurance is a major concern.”

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The Medicaid program has rules that can help you protect your assets, but the bureaucrats running the program are not allowed to help give you advice to take advantage of them.  Much like the tax code. If you want to maximize your savings, you can’t rely on the IRS to do it for you.  So […]

CMS final rule takes effect today

The final rule affecting Skilled Nursing Facilities that accept Medicaid takes effect November 28, 2016, with one exception.  The provision banning arbitration provisions from nursing home admissions contracts is on hold and CMS is temporarily enjoined from enacting the ban by a federal district court.  For a full copy of the final rule, click here.

Nursing home arbitration rule change likely counterproductive

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the government entity that runs Medicare and Medicaid – has proposed a rule change that takes effect this month. For the first time, it bans pre-dispute arbitration clauses from nursing home admissions contracts. As you can imagine, elder advocates are applauding the return of the right […]

Nursing home resident’s right to sue now in doubt

In what had been heralded as a major shift in federal public policy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule, to take effect on November 28, that would prohibit pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home admissions contracts. Because these provisions are so prevalent, they have functionally taken away a nursing […]