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Medicare Advantage replaced prior programs, alternatively called Medicare+Choice or Part C, which originated in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 altered those programs and renamed them as Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage Plans must cover all of the services that Original Medicare covers except hospice care […]

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Medicare part B is voluntary. All persons over age 65 and all persons enrolled in part A may enroll in part B by paying a monthly premium. The 2022 monthly premium is $170.10 (0r higher depending on your income). Part B covers medically necessary doctor’s services, outpatient care, home health services (those not covered by […]

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Part A provides most of your institutional coverage. It covers inpatient care in hospitals, inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility (not custodial or long-term care), hospice care services, home health care services and inpatient care in a religious nonmedical health care institution. Part A also covers blood. If the hospital uses a blood bank, […]

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On September 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2023 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts. Medicare Part B Premium and Deductible Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain […]

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On September 29, 2022, CMS issued the following press release regarding 2023 premiums for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: The Biden-Harris Administration has made expanding access to health insurance and lowering health care costs for America’s families a top priority, and today, the Administration is announcing that people with Medicare will see lower premiums […]


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The dictionary definition of “signature” is “a person’s name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification in authorizing a check or document or concluding a letter.” There are no grades for penmanship when signing legal documents. Your signature is your mark, which is exactly how Georgia law defines it: “Signature” or “subscription” […]

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On September 15, 2022, the Ohio Court of Appeals affirmed a Probate Court decision appointing a guardian despite a spotty record of the proceedings below. In In re Guardianship of S.B., the proposed was suffered a traumatic brain injury. In 2004, the ward’s father filed a petition for guardianship and was appointed guardian. In 2007, […]


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In the late 1990s, Dr. Ed Wagner (and his team at the Macccoll Center – now the ACT Center), created the Chronic Care Model for the delivery of care. They had the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The chronic care model recognizes that when care is delivered over time, patient involvement becomes increasingly […]

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