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Bull's Pining for His Post

Bull is practicing social distancing and pining for his post at the Elder Law and Life Care Planning Center.

It's About Time~ March 26, 2020

Last night's radio show focused on the topic that's been on everyone's mind for the past several weeks, COVID-19. Martin and Helayne sat down with Jarrett Raymond to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on area musicians. Helayne's segment, "It's About Time to Get It Together!" highlighted the importance of having Powers of Attorney in place. It's crucial to have a plan in place.

Federal Court Orders Appeal Rights on “Observation Status” Issue for Certain Medicare Hospital Patie

Federal Court Orders Appeal Rights on “Observation Status” Issue for Certain Medicare Hospital Patients - In a decision issued today, Judge Michael P. Shea of the U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut found that certain Medicare beneficiaries who are placed on “observation status” at hospitals, rather than being admitted as “inpatients,” have the right to appeal to Medicare. The case, Alexander v. Azar, is a nationwide class action case filed by the Center for Medicare Advocacy that went to trial in August 2019. The ruling finds that as a matter of constitutional due process, patients who are initially admitted as inpatients by a physician, but whose status is later changed to obser

The Link Between Your Mouth and a Life of Vibrant Healthy and Longevity

Helayne found this great resource with the help of the "Science of Prevention." It's well worth a read! Dear Friends, Our friend Dr. Pedram Shojai just sent us a clip of his incredible new documentary series. In it he explores the shocking relationship between oral health and risk for a whole host of diseases... Did you know that if you have gum disease – you have 2 - 3 times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac event? When you consider how many have poor oral hygiene it really begs the question… Why aren’t we taking care of our teeth more seriously? Once you watch this 8-part docuseries, you will never take your oral health for granted again. -->> Click To Watch An Exc

Medicare and COVID-19

Medicare covers related needs: Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no Health or prescription drug costs that you must pay on your own because they aren't covered by Medicare or other insurance. Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you're diagnosed with COVID-19 and might otherwise have been discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay, but instead you need to stay in the hospital under quarantine. At this time, there's no vaccine for COVID-19. However, if one becomes available, it will be covered by all Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). Another Resource Link:

COVID-19 Health Alert

Dear Valued Clients, Future Clients and Members of the General Public, As our focus increasingly and justifiably becomes more mindful about the current public health situation brought on by COVID-19 (aka CoronaVirus), we want you to know that there is nothing more important to the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center than the safety and well-being of our valued clients, members of the public and our staff. At this time, the Center has moved all meetings and forums to online format through Zoom video conference or phone calls. We will make accommodations for document signatures. This is a constantly changing situation and we will follow all recommendations from local health and government of

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