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Hook Law Center: The Pitfalls of Medicare

Medicare can be a wonderful benefit for those 65 and older. However, Medicare eligibility rules can be very complicated, and you may feel that you're in a trap more complicated than running the gauntlet in medieval times. There are many factors which influence Medicare eligibility such as: "whether...

Hook Law Center: Hospitalization as an Inpatient vs. "Under Observation:" If You're Medicare Eligible, the Difference Can Be Very Costly

Hospital Admission Advisory Do you know the difference between being admitted to a hospital as an INPATIENT or as someone UNDER OBSERVATION? If you're eligible for Medicare, the difference can be very costly. Consider the scenario of Laraine Sickels, a retired teacher from Whidbey Island, Washington...

Hook Law Center: Medicare to Cover More Home Health Services

Good news for Medicare recipients! Just in time for the New Year 2013! In the past, Medicare recipients were unable to receive home health services such as nursing care and therapies if they had a chronic condition. As a result of a court case that originated in Vermont, that is about to change. Vermont...