The federal government is broadly expanding coverage of Medicare telehealth services to beneficiaries and relaxing HIPAA enforcement, which will give doctors the ability to provide more services to patients remotely.
As hospitals around the country brace for an expected surge of COVID-19 patients, the federal government has responded to fears that health care providers will begin rationing treatment and discriminate against people with disabilities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may no longer be able to visit right now. How can you continue to assist your parents from a distance? The answers depend on the types of help you have been providing, but here are a few options.
ABLE accounts are a game-changer for families with special needs, but there has been confusion about how the accounts work. Here are answers to basic questions about what ABLE accounts can and can’t accomplish for the special needs family.
Having power of attorney over a family member is a big responsibility and sometimes it makes sense to share the responsibility. But when two people are named co-agents under a power of attorney, conflicts can arise.
The basic Medicaid rule for nursing home residents is that they must pay all of their income, minus certain deductions, to the nursing home.
Both workers and retirees may need to rethink some of their estate planning in light of a new law that has made major changes to retirement plans, including inherited plans.
Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support needed to continue to live in the community.
As 2019 drew to a close, Congress passed a spending bill that includes significant changes to retirement savings accounts. For families with special needs members, these changes will have an impact on estate planning.
Revocable trusts are an effective way to avoid probate and provide for asset management in the event of incapacity as well as achieve many other goals, including tax, long-term care, and asset-protection planning.
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