“Obamacare” Should Be of No Concern to Medicare Beneficiaries, Although Scammers May Tell You Otherwise

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Elder Law, Health Care Law, News | 0 comments

Starting October 1, 2013, people who lack health insurance can start signing up for coverage through the new Internet-based health insurance marketplaces set up under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  Most of those who don’t already have insurance will have to buy coverage by March 31, 2014 or pay a penalty. But if you already have Medicare, you have nothing to worry about.  You have coverage that will continue as before (better than before, in fact) and you don’t need to do anything.  Any stranger who tries to tell you otherwise is...

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Medical-Legal Reports

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Health Care Law | 0 comments

For most health care providers, the intersection between law and medicine occurs most often in the area of medical reports.  Although orthopedic surgeons are the most frequently involved in providing reports to attorneys, every provider will furnish medical-legal reports at one time or another.  The most common type of lawsuit in which medical reports are requested are personal injury suits; however, other types of suits, from mental health proceedings to child custody disputes, will often require such reports. Requests for Reports Health...

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