Medicare Premiums 2016

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced the 2016 annual Medicare premiums and deductibles.       Medicare Part A Medicare Part A covers in-patient hospitalizations, skilled nursing facility care and certain home health services.  The table below, from the CMS web page, provides a comparison of Part A deductibles and coinsurance for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.

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Ann Butenhof – a panelist on upcoming ABA Webinar

ABA (American Bar Association) WEBINAR:  Medicaid Risk Analysis – Identifying Medicaid Eligibility and Avoiding Malpractice.   Ann Butenhof  has been invited to participate as a panelist for the upcoming ABA presentation Medicaid Risk Analysis –  Identifying Medicaid Eligibility and Avoiding Malpractice.    Other faculty include Moderator The Honorable Ruth Kleinfeld, and panelists Gary Bauer from Western Michigan University, Thomas Cooley Law School and Jessica

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What Happens When My Child Turns 18?

In New Hampshire, a child who turns eighteen (18) is considered an adult regardless of capacity. After that “magic” age, parents (or other family members or interested parties filling in the role of parents) no longer have the legal authority, without written authorization, to speak with a child’s doctors about medical treatment or work with the school system on such child’s behalf.

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New Hampshire Healthcare Advance Directive – Surrogacy Provisions

    New Hampshire expanded its healthcare advance directive statute (NH RSA § 137-J) in 2015 (updated July 2021) to include a surrogate health care decision-making process. These surrogacy provisions allow a patient’s relatives, in a specific order of priority, to make timely health care decisions, without court involvement, for a period of up to 180 days when no healthcare agent is

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ABLE ACT

  The Achieving Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), was signed into law on December 19, 2014. Once a state has passed legislation implementing an ABLE account program and the Treasury Department issues regulations, persons with disabilities may own and control one tax-exempt savings account for the payment of qualified disability-related expenses. ABLE account funds generally will not count toward income and resource

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Special Needs Alliance Conference, New Orleans, April 16-17, 2015

Judith L. Bomster will attend the Special Needs Alliance (“SNA”) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 16 and 17, 2015.  The SNA annual Spring conference is designed to provide quality education on cutting-edge and timely issues, enabling its members to stay abreast of federal laws and rules which affect individuals with disabilities.  This year’s conference will focus primarily on special needs

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Annual NAELA Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 14-16, 2015

Ann N. Butenhof  will attend the Annual NAELA (National Alliance of Elder Law Attorneys) Conference in Orlando, Florida May 14-through 16, 2015.  NAELA’s annual conference provides practitioners an opportunity to stay current on a variety of issues impacting Elder and Special Needs Law.  This year’s program is about emerging research, changes in the law, best practices and actively engaging with national experts. 

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