Your status as “inpatient” versus “under observation” while in a hospital can make a world of Medicare difference.
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Commonsense advice about taking care of your back.
Not knowing the language of estate planning can put you in the middle of a not-so-funny situation.
A national hospice company improperly cycled patients through nursing homes and hospice with a goal of making as much profit as possible from Medicare, according to a whistleblower lawsuit announced in early January.
The name Terri Schiavo is synonymous with what can go wrong if you do not have an advance health-care directive. Talk with your loved ones and your estate planning professionals about how to make sure you don’t end up sharing Terri’s fate.
If you are a caretaker for someone else, please be sure to take care of yourselff, too.
Think twice before you put somebody else’s name on on your bank accounts. Using trusts or powers of attorney can give you the flexibility you want without exposing your assets to unnecessary risk.
For the first time in 27 years, the definition of Alzheimer’s disease is being recast in new medical guidelines that reflect fast-mounting evidence that it begins ravaging the brain years before the symptoms of dementia.
Those yearly statements that Social Security mails out — here’s what you’d get if you retired at 62, at 66, at 70 — will soon stop arriving in your mailbox. It’s part of an effort to save money and steer more people to the agency’s website, which is worth checking out.