Personal Business Records Organization Tips

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Hawkins Law PC.

Few people manage their personal business records properly, so this article gives record-keeping tips.

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Does a Nursing Home Take Everything When You Need Nursing Home Care?

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

We have heard variations of the myth over the years: “A nursing home will  take everything.” Savvy people rely on facts, not myths, and prepare for nursing home care before a health crisis strikes. Those people use the facts and laws to plan ahead and protect property and savings lawfully and legitimately. This article presents the facts. It also […]

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center Seeks Crowd-Sourced Ideas and Feedback

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center (Innovation Center) is seeking public feedback in its MAX Survey to help fulfill its mission of “fostering an affordable, accessible healthcare system that puts patients first.” The Innovation Center wants fresh ideas about how CMS […]

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Organized Records Minimize Health Crisis Chaos

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] A few days after Mom’s stroke, an ambulance crew is moving Mom from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility. Dad is stressed out, losing sleep, and eating poorly because the doctor is not sure that Mom will bounce back enough to come home, and Dad […]

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2017 Social Security, Medicare, Military Benefits & Medicaid COLA

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Recipients of Social Security retirement income, Social Security disability income, veterans’ pensions, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other social insurance and public assistance benefits will experience cost-of-living adjustments in January 2017. The benefits and applicable deductions, such as Medicare premiums, will rise together with […]

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NOTICE Act Entitles Hospital Patients to Admission Status Information

Posted on July 2, 2016 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Special update as of August 18, 2016: The NOTICE Act implementation will not become effective until October 1, 2016, because of delayed promulgation of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (“MOON”) form by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We have reported the problems and pitfalls that […]

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Myths and Misconceptions about Medicare and Indiana Medicaid

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We have written articles about estate planning and long-term care for more than a decade to debunk myths and misconceptions that may lead people into unnecessary problems. This article addresses some of those myths and misconceptions about Indiana Medicaid for the elderly. Permitted Annual Gifts. […]

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In Financial & Healthcare Decisions, “Trust, But Verify”

Posted on September 26, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Many people today struggle with how to invest money and what to do when a family member faces a health crisis. When you lack expertise for urgent financial and healthcare decisions, take decision-making advice from former US President Ronald Reagan: “trust, but verify.” Mr. Reagan […]

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Don’t Let Observation Kill Your Medicare Coverage

Posted on February 15, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Most people over age 65 expect Medicare and Medicare supplemental insurance to pay for hospital care and the cost of physical therapy. Tragically, many patients become stranded in a no-man’s-land where no insurance pays hospital or rehabilitation bills because of poor care management by healthcare […]

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Business Planning To Boost Yields & Hedge Against Losses

Posted on December 28, 2014 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Many farmers have already planned their next crop by the time their fall harvest ends. With wildly variable grain and livestock market prices and input costs, pennies quickly add up to dollars – whether as expenses or revenue. Planning to reduce expenses and avoid losses […]

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