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NJ Medicaid may soon Pay for Advance Care Planning


Following the federal government’s lead, New Jersey may soon allow Medicaid to cover advance care planning. Medicare recently announced that it would pay for beneficiaries to have conversations with their doctors regarding their wishes for end of life care (called advance care planning in medical / legal parlance).   Following … Continue reading


Don’t Become a Victim of Financial Scams or Abuse


Seniors (and some disabled people) are a natural target for people up to financial no-good.  Seniors and disabled people may be more dependent on others, which can make them easy targets.   Some defenses are just a matter of common sense.  Don’t disclose passwords or account personal identification numbers/words and don’t make them easy … Continue reading


Protect Your Loved One with Special Needs


Over the 30+ years I’ve represented families of people with serious disabilities, many clients have asked how how to make gifts or leave an estate for a child/grandchild/other loved one with special needs without disqualifying the child for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, and other means tested government programs.  If an … Continue reading


Medicare to Pay for Advance Care Planning come January


Medicare as of January 1, 2016 will start paying for patients to have conversations with their doctors about how they would like to die. In a thought-provoking New York Times article, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg makes a powerful argument for why people should take advantage of this new provision. … Continue reading


What to Do if your Spouse needs Long Term Care


If your spouse is losing the ability to care for himself / herself and needs long term care, in a nursing home, assisted living facility or with home care aides, there are a lot of steps to take, like Medicaid planning and changing your estate plan.  We’ve written extensively about … Continue reading


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