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Welcome to the news blog of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Ohio Chapter. Here we share news related to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Special Needs Planning, Veterans Benefits and more — for the benefit of our Chapter members, and the general public seeking more information about Elder Law.

High Court rules in HHS’ favor on hospital Medicare payments

High Court rules in HHS’ favor on hospital Medicare payments

From HealthcareDive.com —   By REBECCA PIFER — Heathcare Dive Brief The Supreme Court on Friday, June 24, upheld HHS’ method of calculating Medicare payments to hospitals serving a high proportion of low-income patients, rebutting hospitals’ efforts to recoup...

People with disabilities feel left behind amid caregiver shortage

People with disabilities feel left behind amid caregiver shortage

From the DisabilityScoop.com —   MINNEAPOLIS — Before the pandemic, Caleb George-Guidry lived in a group home with a circle of friends and staff who understood his spirited personality. He also attended a day support center where he enjoyed a wide range of activities,...

Veterans Crisis Line helps identify, support vets in crisis

Veterans Crisis Line helps identify, support vets in crisis

From the VAntage blog at VA.gov  —   Each year, millions of Americans struggle with mental illness. Veterans and their families are no different, which is why the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) continues to expand and evolve to find the most effective ways to...

COVID-19 kills a million Americans; More than 90 percent were 50 or older

COVID-19 kills a million Americans; More than 90 percent were 50 or older

From AARP  —   “I remember it like it was yesterday,” James Gasperino, M.D., says of a grim night in March 2020, just weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the U.S. Critically ill patients flooded the Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he works, coming...

Watchdog: Private Medicare plans denied nearly 1 in 5 proper claims

Watchdog: Private Medicare plans denied nearly 1 in 5 proper claims

From USA Today  —  BY KEN ALLTUCKER — A government watchdog report released Thursday, April 28, found private Medicare plans routinely rejected claims that should have been paid and denied services that reviewers found to be medically necessary. The report, completed...

VA adds 9 respiratory cancers to list of illnesses caused by burn pits

VA adds 9 respiratory cancers to list of illnesses caused by burn pits

From Stars and Stripes  —    BY NIKKI WENTLING — WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday, April 25, that it created a fast-track to disability compensation for veterans who developed one of nine rare respiratory cancers because of their...

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