How Medicare Treats Observation Status in the Hospital

How does Medicare treat "observation status" in the hospital? As with just about everything dealing with Medicare, it's complicated. Medicare Specialist Bonnie Woodard explains what you need to know, including what Medicare will and won't pay, and the new rules that require hospitals to notify patients when they're on observation status.

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Takacs McGinnis Out in the Community

Takacs McGinnis Elder Law has a strong commitment to community education. We express that commmitment in a variety of ways, including giving free presentation on elder law, estate planning, public benefits, and other topics to civic and community groups, and by having a presence at local health fairs and community events like the Caregiver Roadmap Conference at Martin Senior Center yesterday that Elder Care Coordinator Debra King (above) attended.

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How does a brain with dementia experience time?

Here's one unscientific theory about how a person with dementia might experience time.

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Trust School Set for May 18

Medicare Specialist Bonnie Woodard talks about the upcoming client education event Learning Cafe for All, which will be held from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The discussion topic will be Special Needs Trusts and Vista Points." ​

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Recent Changes to Institutional Medicaid

Public Benefits Specialist Joshua Bey explains recent changes and clarifications to institutional Medicaid. If you or someone you love relies on this important benefit or is looking to apply for CHOICES 1 or CHOICES 2, you'll want to watch this!

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