Medicare price negotiations

Lowering drug prices for seniors

By Miles Hurley | September 5, 2023

Last week the Biden administration unveiled a list of the first 10 medicines that will be part of price negotiations with Medicare. The negotiations were included in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. This negotiation program is being fought by pharmaceutical companies but should be a ‘win’ for seniors and Medicare.  Lowering perscription drug prices for…

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The discharge process

The Discharge Process

By Miles Hurley | May 30, 2023

Families often call us when their loved one is in a nursing home for rehabilitation services such as physical or occupational therapies. They have many questions about the discharge process and are concerned for the transition back home. The process often starts during a hospital stay when a team of medical professionals suggest a move…

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Medicare Savings Programs

Can Medicaid Help Reduce Your Medicare Expenses?

By Miles Hurley | May 23, 2023

Many seniors live on a fixed income and living costs continue to rise. The good news is there are Medicare Savings Programs that provide premium relief to those with limited income and assets. There are four different Medicare Savings Programs with the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program being the most robust program. What is the…

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Covid-19 waivers to be discontinued

Covid-19 Medicare Waivers to be Discontinued

By Miles Hurley | May 9, 2023

At Hurley Elder Care Law, we navigate the complex rules and requirements of multiple state and federal benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid so we can provide the most up-to-date legal plans and advice to our clients and partners.  The Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) saw the implementation of many different waivers by the Centers…

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Financial relief

Financial Relief is Here for Seniors

By Miles Hurley | January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! After another tumultuous year of supply chain disruptions, high inflation and grocery prices, retirees will welcome some financial relief with an increase in their social security checks. Social Security Check Increase Social Security beneficiaries will receive an incredible 8.7 percent increase in their monthly checks in 2023. This is the largest cost…

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The different parts of Medicare

The different parts of Medicare

By Miles Hurley | October 11, 2022

Fall…leaves changing, pumpkin spiced treats, and…. Medicare open enrollment! Most of the seniors we serve are covered by Medicare but scratch their heads when trying to decipher what the different “parts” of Medicare cover, how to enroll, and what the costs are. What are the “parts” of Medicare and what does each cover?  Part A…

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Medicare open enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

By Miles Hurley | October 4, 2022

The Medicare Fall Open Enrollment 2023 season is here and that means your mailbox is probably getting bombarded with advertisements…it is truly a confusing time of year for most Medicare beneficiaries! Let us help you understand what happens during Medicare open enrollment. What is Medicare Open Enrollment? Each year, the benefits and premiums on your…

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Home care vs Home health

What are the differences between Home Care and Home Health?

By Miles Hurley | February 15, 2022

Most older adults desire to “age in place.” What do we mean by this? Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have services brought into the home as care…

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

By Miles Hurley | October 26, 2021

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Truly Give You an Advantage? This week we are continuing our conversation on Medicare plans and enrollment. When you enroll for Medicare, you will have two main options: Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage plans, or “Part C” plans, are a bundle plan that includes Part A (hospital),…

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Medicare open enrollment

Medicare open enrollment

By Miles Hurley | October 19, 2021

It’s Medicare open enrollment time! Starting Oct. 15, through Dec. 7, you may make changes to your Medicare health and prescription drug plan. Do the many available plans confuse you and cause you to want to pull your hair out? Well, you’re not alone. Most of the seniors we serve are covered by Medicare and…

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