A family's fear of losing their home to Medicaid may have contributed to a severe case of elder abuse. If they had consulted with an attorney, they might have figured out a way to get their mother the care she needed and also protect their house.
The Trump administration is proposing a new flat rate reimbursement system for doctors who treat Medicare patients. Some doctors worry that the plan may reduce payments to specialists and cause fewer doctors to accept Medicare patients.
Congress expanded benefits for Medicare recipients with chronic conditions in its latest budget bill. The law gives some Medicare plans the option of covering certain non-medical benefits and also increases telehealth services.
Medicare is extending its offer of relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who failed to sign up for Medicare Part B because they had coverage through the individual insurance marketplace.
A U.S. court of appeal has struck down a Department of Labor rule that was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new regulations to at least partially address the same problem.