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It's About Time To Get It Together!

Helayne and Martin sat down with Beau from CryoCove to recap their personal experience with cryogenics. Helayne also lead her special segment, "It's About Time To Get It Together!" We encourage you to take a look!

It's About Time- Talking Taxes

Did you know Michael used to be a tax attorney? Before he joined the Elder Law and Life Care Planning Center, Michael helped people who were in debt to the IRS find better solutions. Michael sat down with Helayne and Martin on "It's About Time" on February 20th and shared some insights on the tax resolution.

The New Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): What Does It Mean For Residents?

The Elder Law and Life Care Planning Center is bringing you this breaking legislative update from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. What is PDPM? In October 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). PDPM is described by CMS as a patient-driven care model that focuses on the diagnoses and characteristics of the patient rather than the services, including the therapy services, provided to them. The system creates different financial incentives for SNFs than previous models. For instance, facilities now receive a higher reimbursement rate for

Request for Information: Caregiver Advisory Councils

The Caregiver Advisory Councils wants to hear from you! Request for Information: Caregiver Advisory Councils ACL leads the implementation of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act. Both laws established advisory councils that reflect the diversity of the 43+ million caregivers in America. The councils also include members from federal agencies involved in caregiver issues. As they prepare reports and strategies to support caregivers, the councils would like your input. Please consider sharing your experiences, challenges, successes, and ideas. RFI: RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council Deadline: February 7, 2020, 11:59 PM ET ACL is reques

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