The Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program

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A topic that frequently elicits questions from clients is the Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program. There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about the program. The Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program is administered in Pennsylvania by the Department of Human Services. The Program allows the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be reimbursed for […]

A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

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A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably suspected this was true. If you are like me, you receive fraudulent telephone […]

PA State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

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Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is required by both state and federal law to develop and submit a “State Plan on Aging” to the federal government. The Plan is required for Pennsylvania to receive federal funds under the Older Americans Act. The four year plan is intended to provide a vision […]

How Much Does Long Term Care Cost?

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Each year Genworth surveys long-term care providers in hundreds of local regions nationwide to determine the cost of various long term care services. This information  can help consumers anticipate and plan to meet the high cost of care in their preferred geographic location and care setting. Genworth recently issued its survey report for 2016. Here are some highlights […]

To Copay or Not to Copay

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Chronic Care Management and the Shift from Acute Care to Preventive Health [Editor’s Note: The following article was provided by Stone Health Innovations, LLC. Stone Health is a gold sponsor of the Marshall, Parker and Weber 2016 Professional Update. More information on Stone Health Innovations is available @ http://stonehealthideacare.com/] As far back as 2013, Centers […]

New Law Authorizes PA ABLE Savings Accounts

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Act 17 of 2016 – The Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (PA ABLE) – became law on April 18th. The new law authorizes the creation of special tax free savings accounts for individuals who became severely disabled before they reached age 26. In December 2014, the Federal government first authorized states to create […]