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CMS Finalizes New Medicare and Medicaid Home Health Care Rules and Beneficiary Protections

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized rules governing home health agencies that will improve the quality of health care services for Medicare and Medicaid patients and strengthen patients’ rights. These Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation are the minimum health and safety standards a home health agency must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Eye health is vitally important, especially as you age. A National Eye Institute doctor explains glaucoma and how to treat the condition.

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Tim Takacs answers viewer questions on OpenLine

Tim takes viewer calls on a variety of elder law topics including paying for care in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, common mistakes families make when caring for elderly loved ones, and more. 

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Learning Cafe Set for January 19

Elder Care Coordinator Debra King talks about the upcoming client education event Learning Cafe for All, which will be held from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The discussion topic will be "How to Get the Most Out of Your Life Care Plan." ​

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