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Medicare & Medicaid Coding

Effective 10/1/2015 the Integrated/Outpatient Code Editor is being updated.  Billing equipment and staffs who submit claims should be aware of the changes and can find more information at – https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM9290.pdf.

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Florida’s Labyrinth: the Homestead Exemption

Under Florida law, there are multiple types of Homestead exemptions, including, but not limited to: 1) exemptions from forced sale Art. X, Section 4(a) of the Florida Constitution 2) restrictions of devise and alienation Art. X, Section 4(b) of the Florida Constitution 3) exemptions from taxation Article VII Section 6(a) of the Florida Constitution Florida’s […]

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Medicaid Planning Activities of Nonlawyers

The Florida Supreme Court has recently issued an advisory opinion concluding that, “in order to protect the public from harm” … “it constitutes the unlicensed practice of law for a nonlawyer to render legal advice regarding the implementation of Florida law to obtain Medicaid Benefits.”  See the Florida Bar re: Advisory Opinion-Medicaid Planning Activities by Nonlawyers, […]

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Medicaid Planning Activities by Nonlawyers

The Florida Supreme Court recently issued an advisory opinion as to Medicaid planning activities by nonlawyers – SC14-211.  In short, the Court advises that it constitutes the unlicensed practice of law for a nonlawyer to draft a personal service contract and/or to determine the need for, prepare and execute a Qualified Income Trust.  In addition, […]

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Want information on Elder law and Senior services and resources?

Perry Law, P.A. will be sponsoring an information booth at todays Safety Harbor 3rd Friday Musical Festival. The booth will have pamphlets and informational fliers on: Elder Law Services Medicare Medicaid Long-Term Care Planning Gereatric Services In Home Assisted Living Veterans Benefits Medicaid Planning Estate Planning In addition, several professionals who provide senior services from […]

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Current Issue of Elder Affairs Newsletter

The Elder Affairs Newsletter is a publication by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ directed to Florida seniors. You can find the latest copy here: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/eu/2013/Elder%20Update_Mar_Apr2013.pdf This month there is a great article reminding seniors that payments are switching to direct deposit.  If you have not done so already be sure to visit www.socialsecurity.gov/deposit/1199a.pdf to […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Don’t forget to sign-up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.   You can sign up at the following link: http://www.alz.org/flgulfcoast/.Alzheimer’s Association

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