Have you received your new Medicare Card yet?

Medicare recipients who reside in New York should keep an eye out for their new Medicare card. In an effort to prevent fraud, and fight identity theft, the federal government is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries that will no longer have Social Security numbers on them. The federal government began mailing the… Read More »

Join Us For An Upcoming Seminar: How to Qualify for Medicaid and Protect your Assets

Date: Aug 15, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center Address: 45 Park Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706 Join Frank L. Buquicchio, JD, CELA, CAP for this Free Educational Seminar and Learn: How to Access Quality Long Term Care How to Pay for Long Term Care How to Protect your Assets and Income… Read More »

Does Your Spouse Share Your Goals for Retirement?

Couples in their 60s may be found discussing upcoming vacations, their children and potential home improvements.  However, there is one vital subject that is often ignored: their future retirement.  Failing to discuss important details of retirement such as, where and when you’ll both retire can cause serious financial and marital problems. In a 2015 fidelity… Read More »

Do I Qualify for Supplemental Security Income?

Social Security is a retirement benefit for individuals who are working and contributing to the social security system. However, it also has a benefit for disabled workers and disabled individuals. Supplemental Security Disability Social Security Disability (SSD) is a plan that functions under the Social Security umbrella. If you’ve contributed to the Social Security system,… Read More »

Medicare 2017 Figures

This update provides new Medicare figures for 2017. This is the first of a four-part series of updates for 2017. Medicare Part A: Hospital Services Inpatient hospital deductible $1,316/illness Daily co-insurance $0/day 1-60 $329/day 61-90 $658/day 91-150 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Daily co-insurance amount $0/day 1 – 20 $164.50/day 21 – 100 Part A Premiums… Read More »

Organizational Apps That Help You Move & More!

Our practice produces many important documents for elderly clients. Clients may forget where these documents are located within their home, lose track of the documents’ location over the course of a move, or may pass on without sharing the actual documents (or their location) with their children, executor, or guardian. There are a few smartphone… Read More »

Planning Hospice Care: Dignity Prevails

Caring for a loved one at the end of his or her life is both a duty and a privilege. Hospice is a type of care for individuals who have 6 months or less to live. Instead of trying to cure the illness, pain management & symptom relief become the focus of the patient’s medical… Read More »

Are Hospitals Required to Inform Patients About Medicare Observation Status?

The federal government recently addressed a very expensive glitch in the systematic treatment of patients in hospitals throughout the country, which mandates that hospitals provide notice as to a patient’s observation status. As we discussed in our blog post on May 31, 2013, “Status Does Matter: Observation v. Admission”, there is a big problem that… Read More »