CMS Puts Up Web Page Underscoring "Improvement Standard" Settlement

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a web page devoted to the settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. ...

Deceased Medicaid Applicant's Claim Against State Is Moot Despite Request for Retroactive Benefits

Posted on: July 28th, 2017
A U.S. court of appeals rules that a Medicaid applicant's claim against the state for an injunction declaring him eligible for benefits is mooted by the applicant’s death even though the claim includes three months' retroactive benefits. Pecha v. Lake (U.S. Ct. App., 10th Cir., No. 16-6143, July 25, 2017)....

Proving Age Discrimination Is Difficult

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. ...

New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. ...

Trump Delays Rule That Retirement Advisers Put Their Client's Interests Ahead of Their Own

Posted on: March 5th, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of the so-called fiduciary rule, which was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments by requiring advisers to act in the best interests of their clients....

Beware of Non-Lawyers Offering Medicaid Planning Advice

Posted on: July 1st, 2016
In recent years a number of non-lawyers have started businesses offering Medicaid planning services to seniors. While using one of these services may be cheaper than hiring a lawyer, the overall costs may be far greater....
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