Monthly Archives: April 2013

Owner of Terrell Hospital Charged with Fraud

It’s bad enough that we have doctors and hospitals committing Medicare and Medicaid fraud, but we also apparently have doctors and hospitals committing deadly medical malpractice at the same time. These excerpts from an article in the Dallas Morning News … Continue reading

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Benefits for Senior Veterans

This guest post is from the National Care Planning Council. According to Department of Veterans Affairs census estimates, there are approximately 13 million veterans and their single surviving spouses age 65 and older. Comparing this to a total of 41 … Continue reading

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Web Searches May Help Detect Medications’ Adverse Effects Faster

The New York Times reports a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association on Wednesday used queries in search engines “to detect evidence of unreported prescription drug side effects before they were found by the Food and Drug … Continue reading

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V.A. Aims to Reduce Its Backlog of Claims

Here is some potentially very good news for vets who have filed disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA is promising to reduce the backlog of claims by moving the oldest claims to the head of the … Continue reading

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AARP: Chained CPI is a Significant Benefit Cut

This new release is from AARP: AARP filed a statement for the record with the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security for the hearing about the chained CPI. In its testimony, AARP outlined reasons for its … Continue reading

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Scooter Store Files For Bankruptcy After Overbilling Medicare At Least $47 Million

Well, I just wrote yesterday about the TV ads that might convince people to let the government pay for a motorized wheelchair even if the applicant doesn’t really need one, and here comes an article about one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Have Seniors Been “Brainwashed” by Scooter Ads?

Motorized scooters are great. My father used one for a year or so before he passed away at age 90. But I’ve always gotten just a bit uncomfortable watching the TV ads for them. The ads make it sound as … Continue reading

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Featured Link — The Myositis Association

Myositis is a terrible, wasting disease. Fortunately, The Myositis Association has a site with great resources for the victims of this disease or their families. Here is information from the site: The Myositis Association of America (MAA) was created by … Continue reading

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An Overview of Long Term Care Options

We have added an informative article on our Resources page giving a general view of long-term care options. Click to read the entire article. Here are the opening paragraphs: One of the greatest concerns for the elderly we serve and … Continue reading

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Medicaid Coverage of Medicare Beneficiaries (Dual Eligibles) at a Glance

Do you have questions about someone who is covered by both Medicare and Medicaid. The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has the answers for you — if you can decipher the technical language. Here … Continue reading

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