September 2017 Posts

  • Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

    What is the Medicare open enrollment period?...
  • Brick-and-Mortar: The Precarious Fate of Traditional Retail

    The rise of e-commerce has been a disruptive force in the retail sector. In fact, 5,300 store closings were announced in the first half of 2017 — about three times as many as during the same period in 2016....
  • The Equifax Data Breach

    On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1...
  • Medicaid Applicants' Children Do Not Have Standing to Appeal Medicaid Denial

    A Connecticut appeals court rules that the children of Medicaid applicants did not have standing to appeal Medicaid denials in their individual capacity, but that they should have been given the opportunity to substitute themselves as administrator of their respective parent’s estate....
  • CMS Puts Up Web Page Underscoring "Improvement Standard" Settlement

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a web page devoted to the settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. ...
  • State Properly Valued Sale of Medicaid Applicant's Life Estate

    An Ohio appeals court rules that the state correctly valued the sale of a Medicaid applicant's life estate using the specific state Medicaid life estate law as opposed to the more general law on determining fair market value....
  • Iowa Requests Waiver of Retroactive Medicaid Requirement

    Iowa officials are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive the requirement that the state provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. ...
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