This is the first in a series of posts exploring why people do what they do. In this post, we’re discussing certainty. When I was a young lawyer, I worked on a corporate team where Fortune 500 companies paid tens of thousands of dollars for certainty. When they signed a contract, they wanted to know […]

On September 5, 2023, members of the American Medicaid Association published a study to answer the following question: Can eye-tracking–based measurement of social visual engagement aid in early diagnosis and assessment of autism in young children? The double-blind study examined 475 children assessed for autism. The study concluded that eye-tracking–based measurement of social visual engagement was […]

After a policy holder dies, it is important to contact insurance companies to see whether a claim should be paid. Types of claims can include: Life insurance payout Refund of unused premiums Indemnities Typically assets with a beneficiary designation are not probate assets and should be paid to the person named as beneficiary. In some […]

This week Brother Allen Byers spoke from 2 Kings, Chapter 5. Chapter 5 tells the story of how Naaman was healed of leprosy. In speaking on this passage, Brother Byers reminds us that we’re not in control. But God is. God has been in control since the beginning of time and He never changes. God […]

Join the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Renewals webinars focused on special populations. This webinar series will provide partners with strategies to reach out to diverse communities and audiences to share information about Medicaid and CHIP […]

This week, Brother Allen spoke from Luke 15, focusing not on the Lost Son, but on the Loving Father. In Luke 15:20, the Lost Son got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to […]

On June 5, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services amended 42 C.F.R. § 483.80 (infection control) to remove expired COVID-19 provisions. See 88 FR 36485. The same final rule amended 42 C.F.R. § 483.430 regarding facility staffing. The specific amendments are: Section 483.80 is amended by removing paragraphs (h) and (i). Section 483.430 […]

On Thursday, August 17th, 2023: 12 noon – 1 p.m. ET, the National Disability Institute will host a webinar on Seeing Eye Dog and Therapy Animal Services. The announcement says participants will learn more from Don McGowan, a volunteer at The Seeing Eye and Nancy George-Michalson, Executive Director of New York Therapy Animals, Inc., about […]

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Welcome to EZ Elder Law! My name is David L. McGuffey and I launched in March of 2021. This is not my law firm website. This website is an educational endeavor. Although we may eventually offer advertising opportunities like the ones that appear on the right side of most blog pages, we’re not selling […]

Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) is a landmark study of the effect of hearing intervention on brain health in older adults. Findings, recently published in Lancet, showed that hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline and one goal was to determine whether hearing intervention could reduce cognitive decline. ACHIEVE’s key findings showed […]

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