Category Archives: Elder Law

ABA Commn on Law and Aging publishes Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring report

Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Programs: A Win-Win Solution, published this month by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging with a grant from the AARP Foundation, is a study of volunteer guardianship monitoring projects initiated by AARP in 1990. The study….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A really old law: Magna Carta sells for 21 plus million

710-year-old copy of the declaration of human rights known as the Magna Carta — the version that became part of English law — was auctioned Tuesday for $21.3 million, a Sothebys spokeswoman said. The document, which had been expected to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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OIG report says Part D plans arent accurately tracking out of pocket costs as required by law

In a recent study, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services found that Medicare drug plans have not met all requirements for tracking out-of-pocket spending by beneficiaries in the Medicare Part D prescription….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Nursing home citations climb by 22%

More nursing homes are being cited for serious violations as inspectors face increasing pressure to crack down on dangerous conditions, a USA TODAY analysis shows. From 2000 through 2006, the number of citations for putting patients in “immediate jeopardy” increased….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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GAO issues report on CMS “hold harmless” rule

Pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code, the GAO has issued a report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), entitled “Medicaid Program; Health….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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