Our Top 23 Articles of 2023 

Happy New Year! As our loyal readers know, we’ve covered a lot of ground in 2023. From incredible technological advances involving artificial intelligence to new diagnostic methods and treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, … [Read more...]

2024 Key Elder Law Numbers 

When Bob Dylan said, "The times they are a-changin'," his lyrics referenced societal changes in the 1960s. The same lyrics could also apply to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security today.  Every year, the Farr Law Firm … [Read more...]

Critter Corner – Navigating Open Enrollment: Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Offers Three Helpful Resources

Dear Kiwi and Mango, Medicare Open Enrollment is right around the corner. Are there some helpful, reliable resources I can use to help make decisions about coverage? Thanks for your help! Dee Tales -- Dear … [Read more...]

Part 2: When Artificial Intelligence and Health Don’t Mix 

This is part two of a two-part series.   In part one, “Is CMS’s Latest Effort Enough to Hold Medicare Advantage Companies Accountable?” I described how CMS plans to hold Medicare Advantage (MA) companies to higher standards for … [Read more...]

Part 1: Is CMS’s Latest Effort Enough to Hold Medicare Advantage Companies Accountable?

This is part one of a two-part series. The first part describes the recent rule to “strengthen Medicare Advantage (MA) and hold health insurance companies to higher standards for America's seniors and people with disabilities by … [Read more...]

Might Your Next “Hospital Stay” Be at Home? 

Q. My friend’s father recently suffered from pneumonia. Rather than being admitted to the hospital, he was offered another choice: hospital-level treatment in his home. I had never heard of such a thing. Is this type of care … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Should Gen Z’s and Millennials Care about Social Security? 

Dear Oakley,   I was born in 1997 and am therefore considered Gen Z. My wife, who is two years older and a millennial, and I are many decades away from retirement. When it comes to my generation and my wife’s, why should we be … [Read more...]

What the New Enhanced Auditing of Medicare Advantage Means for You

Q. I remember reading in one of your articles this past fall that some of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers are submitting inflated bills and that it’s one of the reasons everything is so much more expensive for plan … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Will the Inflation Reduction Act Affect Seniors on Medicare?

Dear Angel, I heard about the Inflation Reduction Act and am hoping it will help Americans during this challenging time. With the rise in cost of everything these days, we can certainly use all the help we can get. What I’m … [Read more...]

Our 22 Top Articles of 2022

Those who read our newsletter or follow our blog know that we covered a lot of ground this past year. The COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency has been in place for more than two and a half years at this time, and although … [Read more...]

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