Advance Directives – Your Right To Decide

August 15, 2015

Advance Directives, also referred to as Living Wills, provide instructions to your doctors, hospital and family members on your wishes regarding life sustaining treatments. If you are in terminal condition or a state of permanent unconsciousness you have a right to decide what medical...

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The Importance of Durable Powers of Attorney

January 5, 2015

Clients frequently ask why Powers of Attorney are necessary for married couples. It is a common misconception that your spouse will be able to handle everything on your behalf, should you become incapacitated. This is simply not the case. First, let me define a...

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Nursing Home Resident Rights

October 22, 2012

The critical legislation dealing with nursing home resident rights is the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 (NHRA), also referred to as “OBRA-87”. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 1395i-3 & 1396r. This legislation requires nursing homes that accept payment from Medicaid or Medicare to provide...

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Personal Care Home Summary

November 22, 2011

Applicable Code Sections. 55 Pa.Code Chapter 2600 Personal Care Homes 55 Pa.Code Chapter 2620 Personal Care Home Licensing Compliance. Profit and nonprofit personal care homes must comply with this rulemaking. There are 1689 licensed personal care homes in Pennsylvania (77% for profit and 23%...

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Retirement Account Beneficiary Designations and Planning

July 20, 2011

Written for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute SELECTING BENEFICIARIES AND MAKING DISTRIBUTIONS. Minimum distribution rules continue to apply after the participant’s death. The terms of these rules vary depending upon the Designated Beneficiary. Spouse as Sole Beneficiary. There are special rules that apply when the...

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Benefit Programs for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families

December 22, 2010

1.PACE and PACENET PACE and PACENET offer comprehensive prescription coverage to older Pennsylvanians, and cover most prescription medications, including insulin, syringes and insulin needles. These programs do not cover over-the-counter medicines, medical equipment or doctor, hospital, dental or vision services. There is no application...

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Learn the Truth About Health Care Reform

April 22, 2010

On Sunday, March 21, 2010 in an historic vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, clearing it for signature by President Obama. This comprehensive health care reform bill previously was passed by the Senate on...

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Tax Law Changes

August 2, 2001

The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, is a tax relief Act signed by President Bush on June 7, 2001. It represents the largest tax cut in 20 years. Reading through the text of the Act is a good cure for...

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