Medicaid disparities: children with public insurance wait longer, denied more frequently

It is hard to imagine sick children could be seriously implicated and affected by public insurance disparities...federal law, after all, prohibits discirminatory treatment between patients who receive public vs. private insurance. … [Read more...]

What the American Middle Class Needs to Know: How to Protect the Family Home From Medicaid Recovery

Because the home is the largest asset a couple can keep while still qualifying for Medicaid, it is also usually the main target of estate recovery.Meet Sidney and RachelSidney and Rachel had lived in their home since it was new. … [Read more...]

Medicaid Fraud Audit Targets Schizophrenia Drug

First, lawmakers in Utah expressed concern over the state’s Medicaid expenditures.  Then, Utah State health officials were asked to investigate and control alleged fraud.  Now, critics are questioning whether measures went too … [Read more...]

How expensive will nursing homes be in 2020?

The cost of growing old is a concept Baby Boomers are beginning to wrestle with as they contemplate long term care options for both themselves and their aging parents. But in today’s age of economic uncertainty and rising care … [Read more...]

In some States, Medicaid costs are going up, coverage is going down, and lives are being snuffed short

Massachusetts’ Medicaid program enjoyed success, at least initially. Boston (.com) reported that the state’s Medicaid program enrolled about 250,000 new members since mid-2006. What’s more is that the success of Massachusetts … [Read more...]

The Perfect Holiday Caregiver: It’s all a state of mind

The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families coming together for the … [Read more...]

Evan Farr quoted by Fox News on healthcare privacy

The WikiLeaks security breach has stirred much conversation...but not just regarding the leaked cables themselves. The entire ordeal is raising numerous questions ranging from national security to constitutional issues.FOX News … [Read more...]

Should the WikiLeaks fiasco raise healthcare privacy concerns?

Read the FULL Article here With roughly 250,000 documents released by WikiLeaks and with the aid of some popular media outlets, the ramifications of the diplomatic cables will be far-reaching. My initial thoughts were mixed: … [Read more...]

Bride-to-be paralyzed after prank gone wrong: Forced to choose marriage or Medicaid

Although this tragic story does not involve "elder law" per se, it does highlight the strict eligibility rules that Medicaid recipients must adhere to. Moreover, it perhaps calls into question some of the policies that may bring … [Read more...]

Power to the Patients! New Rules Forbid Discrimination in Medicare Facilities

Patient advocates have commented by the thousands in an effort to end any real or perceived discrimination. In April, 2010, President Obama echoed these pleas...as of this week, new rules have been established and will go into … [Read more...]