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Medicare Can Now Pay For Care to Prevent Deterioration

Author: Legal Sweeney March 25, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
In the past, it has been Medicare’s position that patients will be denied coverage for therapy services because they are not improving. Fortunately, in January, they changed the rule to eliminate any requirement that improvement is necessary to receive coverage […]
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The Jig is up on Offshore Accounts

Author: Legal Sweeney March 25, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
I’ve had clients who hid money offshore and didn’t pay tax on it.  They were evading taxes on purpose.  I didn’t like those guys and dropped them as clients. However, most of my clients have had “inadvertent” issues. Let’s see […]
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Medicaid Privatizing Care

Author: Legal Sweeney March 7, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
The states pay a portion of all Medicaid costs.  Medicaid is the program that pays for nursing homes when you can’t because you don’t have the money.  (The other program is Medicare (confusing isn’t it) which pays for your medical expenses over […]
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White House Tax Proposal in the FY 2015 Budget Proposal

Author: Legal Sweeney March 5, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
Another Tax Proposal which is dead on arrival came from the White House yesterday. It was contained in the White House FY 2015 budget proposal.  It includes tax increases  targeting multinational corporations and high-income individuals.  These tax increases are used […]
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Do I Have to Pay For Mom’s Nursing Home Costs?

Author: Legal Sweeney March 4, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
Surprisingly, the answer is, maybe. The first big eye opener is that CT has law which makes children responsible for their parent’s care, until the parent reaches age 65.  CGS Sec. 53-304.  Not only can they make you pay, they […]
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Medicare, Hospitals and Observation Status

Author: Legal Sweeney March 4, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
Follow the Money, Follow the Money… Medicare Bingo Yes, it is a cat and mouse game where the hospitals try to get as much money from the government as possible….to the detriment of the patient. This one is a classic […]
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New Tax Proposal 2-14

Author: Legal Sweeney February 28, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
Two days ago the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp put out a new tax proposal. Frankly, I skimmed through it, but didn’t pay much attention. Even the Republican side of the house could not agree […]
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Security vs Freedom

Author: Legal Sweeney January 15, 2014 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
I’m a lawyer and my expertise is Elder, Business and tax law, not Constitutional law. However, I cannot watch events like Ferguson, Occupy Wall Street, G8, and the political parties conventions and not apply my legal thoughts to basic Constitutional […]
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