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June 17, 2014

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Many Still Denied Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions


If you are a Medicare beneficiary receiving skilled care at home or in a skilled nursing facility (for up to 100 days) for a chronic condition, you no longer have to show improvement in order to have the care covered. Even though a recent federal settlement mandated a nationwide educational campaign for healthcare providers, many doctors, home care agencies, and nursing homes are unaware of the law and are still refusing to provide needed treatment, claiming that Medicare will not cover it.

Click here to learn more.
Andrade to Present at MassNAELA Paralegal Course

Eugenia Andrade, senior 

paralegal at Margolis & Bloom, will present at this year's MassNAELA Paralegal Program on what to do when your client is appointed as Personal Representative in a probate matter. She will address the following issues, among others: disabled heirs, MassHealth and other creditor claims, information needed for tax reporting, inventories and accounts, GAL appointments, sale of real estate, insolvent estates, distributions, and testamentary trusts under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code.


The program will take place this Friday, June 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Boston Marriott, on 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton.

For further information and a copy of the registration form, call 617.566.5640.
Roz Chast Pens Book on Parents' Declining Years 

The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has published a book describing her parents' last years as they fell into disability and dementia in their 90s. The parents' denial and the daughter's conflicting emotions of obligation, guilt and resentment led to conflict and anxiety. Ms. Chast manages to describe these difficult topics with her usual dry humor.

Click here to read more about the book.
Resource: What to Do When You Are Appointed Attorney-in-Fact

You have just been appointed
as an agent under a durable power of attorney to represent a family member or a friend, and now you probably have some very important questions: 
  • What kind of records should you keep?  
  • Can you be held liable for your actions as agent? 
  • What is your role when more than one agent is appointed? 
Click here to learn what your duties and responsibilities are and how to handle financial affair under a power of attorney.
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