Does the No Surprises Act Protect Seniors Against Unanticipated Medical Bills?

Ever open your mailbox to find a surprise medical bill you completely did not expect? Perhaps you had an emergency and had to go to the nearest doctor or hospital to receive care? What if you were not yet on Medicare or have a … [Read more...]

Hospices are Turning People Away

Q. My mother, Claire, has Parkinson’s and she’s at the point where she can no longer swallow and will need a feeding tube. She still lives at home with my father, who is having a hard time taking care of her. She has been … [Read more...]

2022 Key Elder Law Dollar Amounts

Q. Every year, the Farr Law Firm releases the newest figures for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. I was wondering if they are available this year and if you can provide a summary of changes for these programs. Thanks for … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is the Virginia Auxiliary Grant Program

Dear Oakley, I was looking at your key elder law figures page to see if it had been updated for 2022. I see that there is something on there about Virginia Auxiliary Grants? What are they and how do you qualify? Thanks for … [Read more...]

What Joe Namath isn’t Telling you About Medicare…

Many of you have seen the Joe Namath commercial talking about the free benefits you can get with Medicare, such as rides to medical appointments, private home aides, delivered home meals, and more. I’m happy to say that the … [Read more...]

2022 Changes to Medicare

Q. I understand that Medicare’s Open Enrollment began last week and will go until early December. Before I make any decisions. I was wondering if you could tell me about any changes to Medicare that are going to occur in 2022. … [Read more...]

Navigating Medicare? We Can Help!

Medicare Open Enrollment started this past Friday, October 15, and goes until December 7, 2021. Whether you're turning 65 or renewing your plan, we can now help you with the cumbersome and challenging Medicare process and Open … [Read more...]

What the New Outlook for Social Security and Medicare Means for You

Each year the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. The new 2021 annual report was just released and on a positive note, the pandemic has … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Should I Consider Antibody Testing for COVID-19?

Dear Oakley, I’m pretty sure I had a mild case of COVID-19 earlier in the year. Do you think I should go and get an antibody test, and if so, why? What is the difference between an antibody and an antigen test? Is antibody … [Read more...]

National Coverage Determination Analysis on Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

CMS NEWS (released on 7/12/2021 by CMS) CMS Opens National Coverage Determination Analysis on Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease Thorough Process Will Enable Careful Consideration of Coverage and Incorporate Public … [Read more...]

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