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What Is Autism Awareness?

What Is Autism Awareness?

April is Autism Awareness Month.  In my law practice, I have clients whose families are affected by Autism.  My own family has a history with Autism.  When I think of Autism, I don’t think of blue shirts or puzzle piece ribbons.  I think of my cousin, John, as a...
What is a Medicare BFCC-QIO?

What is a Medicare BFCC-QIO?

A Medicare Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) is referred to as a BFCC-QIO.  It is an organization that reviews complaints, “quick appeals”, and quality of care issues for Medicare recipients.  The “quick...

What is a “Benefit Period”?

A benefit period under Medicare is also referred to as a “spell of illness”.  It defines a period of time over which Medicare benefits pay and certain co-pays apply. A spell of illness begins on the day a Medicare patient is admitted to a hospital or...

What Is Medicare?

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for individuals age 65 or older or individuals with a disability.  To qualify for Medicare, an individual or his spouse must have worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years.  An individual is also eligible if a...