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Coming Soon To A State Near You! Savings Plan for Disabled Marylanders: The MD ABLE Program

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In order to qualify for certain need based federal and state benefits in connection with a significant disability, individuals typically cannot have assets exceeding $2,000.00. While some assets are exempt from this...more

CMS Issues Instructions to Hospitals Regarding the Implementation of Ruling 1498-R2

by Baker Ober Health Law on

In April 2015, CMS issued Ruling 1498-R2 addressing the calculation of the Medicare fraction of the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) adjustment for patient discharges prior to October 1, 2004. CMS has now issued...more

It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over – First Circuit Rejects Settlement Agreements Between Providers and Intermediary and Upholds Cost...

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On October 27, 2016, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion concluding that a Medicare fiscal intermediary (Intermediary) does not have the authority to enter into a...more

Helping Your Child Transition From School to Work

What will your child do after "aging out" of special education? While the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has helped ensure that children with disabilities enjoy access to appropriate educational programs...more

Have you addressed elderly parents in your estate plan?

Typically, an estate plan includes accommodations for one’s spouse, children, grandchildren and even future generations. But some members of the family can be overlooked, such as parents or in-laws. This article offers a...more

Three Big Differences Between SSI and SSDI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are both federal programs that provide cash payments to people who meet the federal definition of "disabled." But the similarities between...more

Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2014

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Wednesday that there will be a 1.5% cost of living adjustment for social security benefits starting with the December 2013 benefits, payable in January 2014. The purpose...more

Social Security Disability v Supplemental Security Income

If you are disabled and unable to work, understanding the programs available to assist you is important. Two of the largest federal programs are Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)....more

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