The below article in New York Times suggests that the use of HIPAA codes are often misinterprets the law and often families have to struggle accessing the information on behalf of their love ones during the crisis situation. I recommend the best defense is not necessarily to rely on the law, but to have HIPAA release language in your…Details
by Emily Study Taking out a reverse mortgage could help increase retirees’ annual income by 30% when done in conjunction with a few other retirement planning steps, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. The strategy comes at a time when retirement fears plague the nation, as reports indicate that few Americans are truly…Details
1. When the homeowner doesn’t need it. One of the most powerful aspects of the FHA HECM is the option of a “stand by” line of credit. For very little cost the reverse mortgage Line of Credit, with its built in growth factor, can create a line of Tax Free funds that in 8 to…Details
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of ACA plans in major metropolitan areas in 11 states where data are available, including the District of Columbia, finds that preliminary 2016 premiums for benchmark silver plans grew modestly, but increased more sharply this year than last year. The average increase for benchmark plans across the cities is 4.4…Details
Sallyann Johnson considers herself a pretty savvy health care consumer. When she fell and injured her hands and wrists, she didn’t head for an expensive emergency room, choosing an urgent care clinic near her Milwaukee home instead.
The federal government released on Thursday a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to distinguish good from bad.
About 40 million people in America care for a family member, neighbor or friend who has limitations in everyday activities. We call these people “family caregivers.” Most of them juggle work and family caregiving responsibilities, which can seriously affect their physical and emotional health. Together, this invisible workforce provides 37 billion hours of care, which…Details
By Kirk Larson Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, one…Details
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