The M&B Weekly    
December 4, 2012 
Jane Dobisz
In this issue...
Medicare to End "Improve or You're Out" Standard for Coverage of Skilled Services
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Workers
Resources for Aging
Office Space... Great Location
(617) 267-9700



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Medicare to End "Improve or You're Out" Standard for Coverage of Skilled Services

In a major change in Medicare policy, the 
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
has agreed to end Medicare's long-standing
practice of requiring that beneficiaries with chronic conditions and disabilities show a likelihood of improvement in order to receive coverage of skilled care and therapy services, working in a skilled nursing facility or at home. The policy shift will affect beneficiaries with conditions like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, and stroke.
Click here to learn more.

Law School for Social Workers  

Join Attorneys Jeffrey A. Bloom and  

Patricia C. D'Agostino as they host our next jeff

Law School for Social Workers on Wednesday,

December 12th, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the

Springhouse, located at 44 Allandale Road in Jamaica Plain.  Topics will include Planning for MassHealth Eligibility, Benefits for Community Care, and Veteran's Benefits.

Tricia Social Workers will receive two NASW approved CEUs.  The fee is $30 in advance and $35 at the door with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association.

To register and for further information, click here, contact Rachel Sandler by e-mail ( or by telephone (617-267-9700).

Resources for Aging 


caregiver sourcebook Resources for Aging, Inc. was founded in 1994 to fill a need in the community and across the United States. The goal was to empower the growing number of informal caregivers to be more effective and efficient in managing the care process. In 1998, the Caregiver Sourcebook was developed to meet that need.


Click here to learn more.  



Boston Location for Your Business

Two offices available in Copley Square, opposite Trinity Church.  Ideal for solo practitioners or anyone needing a part-time Boston location.  For more information, call Eugenia Andrade at 617/267-9700 or send an e-mail to

Upcoming Events

December 12th from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
M&B Green News
A year after a Boston Globe investigation, a new round of DNA testing shows that restaurants and stores across Massachusetts are still mislabeling thgreen newse fish they are selling.  To learn more about which restaurants and which types of fish, click here.