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Our Broken Care System: How an Aging Ally Can Help

By Miles Hurley | October 16, 2019

Last week’s blog explored the complexity of and potential changes to the nursing home admission rules laid out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for Medicare to pay for nursing home care. These rules are complex and confusing, and mistakes can be costly.…

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Medical Transport by Uber Health

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 2, 2018

Uber Health will get you from your home to your doctor’s office — and you won’t even need to open the Uber app. The company announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with health care organizations to provide transportation for patients going to and from medical appointments. The rides can be scheduled for patients through doctor’s…

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Lower Cost of Hearing Aids

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 27, 2017

  It may take two to three years for the Food and Drug Administration to establish safety, effectiveness and labeling standards, but the cost of hearing aids will eventually be much lower, around $300 or less per ear. This lowered cost is due to the F.D.A. Reauthorization Act of 2017 which became law in August…

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The PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 9, 2017

Five years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine blood tests to measure your level of prostate-specific antigens – the PSA test. The task force now recommends men 55 to 69 should talk with their doctor about whether to have the test. Following are highlights from an interview with Dr. Muhammad Nasir, Senior…

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Doctors Failing to Talk About Costs

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 6, 2016

When doctors fail to discuss costs with their patients, it can undermine the patient’s health.

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Higher Drug Prices Affecting Seniors

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 25, 2016

Seniors are seeing an increase in drug prices.

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