Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Additional information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Copayment and premium amounts for 2019: Part B premium: $135.50 per month on average. If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher. Co-payments: Inpatient hospital deductible: $1,340. Inpatient hospital copay for days 61 – 90: […]

New York State Medicaid Law

September 11th, 2019 by David Goldfarb

New York Medicaid Attorneys Don’t make a mistake with Medicaid eligibility; contact a New York elder law attorney with knowledge of Medicaid law.  Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP is a law firm that handles New York Medicaid cases. Updated with 2019 income, resource and penalty rates Introduction Medicaid is a joint federal, state and […]

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit What Does It Mean To You

September 1st, 2019 by David Goldfarb

Including information on the Health Care Reform Provisions of 2010 Affecting the Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole With great fanfare, on December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (the “Act”). The Act provides for the establishment of a voluntary drug benefit under a new […]

The Jimmo Case and the Medicare Improvement Standard

January 5th, 2019 by David Goldfarb

A settlement agreement in the 2013 case of Jimmo v. Sebelius clarified the “improvement standard” that Medicare used when determining when to grant benefits for skilled nursing care, outpatient therapy, or home health care. Now, anyone seeking benefits for these types of care should fully know their rights under the agreement. Prior to the case, […]

At Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, all-too-often we hear from older adults who have been denied home care that should be covered by (https://www.medicare.gov/) Medicare because of a provider’s overly restrictive interpretation of the rules. In many cases, providers tell patients that they no longer qualify for care because they are no longer “homebound” […]

New Medicare Cards Are On the Way

May 25th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

To reduce fraud, the federal government began issuing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. In 2014, the government counted about 2.6 million instances of identity fraud, a 20 percent increase from 2012. The government found that many seniors were easy prey for scammers who stole their Social Security numbers and committed identity theft. Some opened financial […]

Recent changes to the law have extended outpatient therapy and home health care coverage for Medicare recipients. Unfortunately, some Medicare beneficiaries still find that their claims get denied under improper or outdated standards of review. An experienced attorney can help recipients determine what services they are eligible for, and advise them how to appeal improper […]

Financial planning for retirement is a complicated task. It requires anticipating living expenses for an indefinite amount of time. This daunting task is often met by a combination of resources. For adequate financial preparation, a retiree must often have health insurance coverage through Medicare, private insurer and possibly Medicaid. Retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans […]

Retirement can pose many different types of financial planning challenges. Today, as inflation dramatically increases the cost of healthcare, housing, and even groceries, many New Yorkers are finding that their retirement savings insufficient to meet their living expenses. A New York elder law and estate attorney, however, can help retirees develop comprehensive plans that effectively […]

For many New Yorkers, Medicaid benefits are a vital part of their overall health care plan. Maintaining these benefits are a crucial step toward ensuring they and their families receive needed medical care. However, some Medicaid recipients must first apply for Medicare as a condition of their eligibility for Medicaid. The experienced New York elder […]