Hospital Observation or Admission

WERE YOU “ADMITTED” TO THE HOSPITAL OR WERE THEY MERELY “OBSERVING YOU”

Everyone knows the rule (but they really don’t) that if you enter a nursing home after a three-day stay in a hospital, Medicare will pay the nursing home bill for a while. That is simply not the case. For the last few years, in a cost-cutting ruse, Medicare […]

WERE YOU “ADMITTED” TO THE HOSPITAL OR WERE THEY MERELY “OBSERVING YOU”

Everyone knows the rule (but they really don’t) that if you enter a nursing home after a three-day stay in a hospital, Medicare will pay the nursing home bill for a while. That is simply not the case. For the last few years, in a cost-cutting ruse, Medicare has been cajoling hospitals not to admit patients to the hospital, […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Thomas Mullen Quincy Attorney, Tom Mullen|Comments Off on WERE YOU “ADMITTED” TO THE HOSPITAL OR WERE THEY MERELY “OBSERVING YOU”

What is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

A Supplemental  Needs Trust (SNT) is a discretionary, spendthrift trust created for a person (beneficiary) who has a disability or is elderly and is designed as a way to supplement and enhance the lifestyle of the beneficiary and specifically not to supplant  the person’s public benefits. Public benefits  include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Section 8 Housing. One […]

What to do with small tort awards

This article assumes a basic knowledge of both SSI and Medicaid for the disabled person. We also assume you have some knowledge of a Supplemental Needs Trust; if not, simply click here. (more…)

Odin Anderson & Other v. American International Group, Inc

Anderson v Aig Court s Findings and Conclusions April 2014