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February 24, 2015: Maximizing Your Practice’s Potential: The Path to a Sustainable Practice Developing Action Steps/Plan from a SWOT Analysis (Small Law Firm Luncheon; Part 1 of 3

Identifying your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) is a valuable business tool. Make your efforts even more effective by learning how to create a plan to define, prioritize, and implement the metrics identified in your SWOT. This seminar will focus on the two critical reports that will help you focus your time and [...]

2017-07-21T13:09:38+00:00

February 9, 2015: Legal Empowerment and the Health Care System

This session focused on the essentials of health and insurance advocacy, and guide you through managing hospital stays, emergency room visits and nursing home admissions; protecting legal rights and independence; and identifying and responding to neglect or abuse. Date:February 9, 2015 Location:Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter, 360 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, [...]

2017-07-21T13:08:56+00:00

February 2015: Alzheimer’s Association New York City Chapter: Legal Empowerment and the Health Care System: Know Your Rights

This session will focus on the essentials of health and insurance advocacy, and guide you through managing hospital stays, emergency room visits and nursing home admissions; protecting legal rights and independence; and identifying and responding to neglect or abuse. Date: Monday, February 9, 2015 Location: Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter 360 Lexington Avenue, [...]

2017-07-21T13:08:22+00:00

January 2015: Beyond the Numbers and the Curtain: Abuse and Self-Dealing Power of Attorneys/Statutory Gifts Riders and Guardianship

This session looks behind the numbers at abuse and undue influence of elderly and disabled dependent adults. You will learn why the new NY Power of Attorney and Statutory Gift Rider has become more important than your client’s will. We will look behind the curtain into the real world of “guardianship” to explore the [...]

2017-07-21T13:07:38+00:00

Important News for SS, SSI & Medicaid Applicants!

The government recently announced that the rates used to calculate resources and income levels for Social Security, Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits remain the same in 2016 and they were in 2015. Medicaid Income and Resource Allowances for 2016 Remain at 2015 Levels! (See chart below)  Medicaid Nursing Home Regional Rates Rise!  [...]

2017-05-15T12:36:37+00:00

Major Medicare News for the Elderly: “Two Midnight Rule” Revised as of 12/1/16

Major news for patients and physicians! CMS revised the Two-Midnight Rule to allow Medicare Part A payment on a case-by-case basis. Starting on January 1, 2016, Medicare will review payment for admissions of less than "two midnights" if  the admitting physician's documents in the medical record demonstrate that inpatient hospital care is reasonable and necessary. Happy [...]

2017-05-15T12:42:16+00:00

Staying Secure in a Non-Secure Digital Age

Gone are the days where we can be rest assured that all of our digital information—whether it be stored in the “cloud”, on a website, or on our smartphone—is safely protected.  We are living in a digital age where an enormous amount of our personal information is stored not in books or on paper, [...]

2017-05-15T12:48:25+00:00

Managing Assets for Aging Baby Boomers and Their Parents

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of the TaxStringer. It is reprinted with permission from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Benjamin Franklin is famously quoted for saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, baby boomers can add a [...]

2017-05-15T12:50:38+00:00

FIDA Passive Enrollment

As a community we need to lobby for a delay in implementation of passive enrollment into FIDA plans.  I am hearing over and over again from Medicaid beneficiaries receiving the letter that they have NO idea what they are being asked to do or why.  Either they do nothing or call Medicare (as required by the notice) and cannot get through (which happens most [...]

2017-05-15T12:52:35+00:00