Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Keeping Seniors with Developmental Disabilities in the Community

By Pamela Merkle, Executive Director, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities Thanks to medical advances, people with developmental disabilities are living longer and that longevity is bringing some very difficult and unexpected challenges. Their parents, who have often been their primary caregivers, are passing away and, unlike other seniors, they generally have no adult children […]

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Posted: August 24th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Liability for Medicare Set-Asides Largely Undefined

By Robert B. Fleming, CELA, Tucson, Arizona Medicare set-aside agreements (MSAs) constitute an evolving area of law that should be considered by anyone settling a third party liability claim. The issue dates from passage of the Medicare Secondary Payor Act of 1986, which mandated that settlements in workers’ compensation cases evaluate Medicare’s potential role in […]

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Posted: August 9th, 2013 | No Comments »