As you are probably aware, laws and regulations relating to health care, long term care, Medicare and Medicaid are in a constant period of flux. The attorneys of Browning, Meyer & Ball are committed to lead the their clients and the legal community in understanding these laws and providing creative cost effective legal services while also navigating on our client’s behalf through what can sometimes be very rough seas.
Besides dealing with health care issues, what else is involved in elder law?
Our experience, expertise and understanding of elder law enables us to advise and provide for the needs of our clients in areas such as real estate, wills, trusts, disabilities, nursing homes, probate, asset preservation, taxes and long term care. This requires us to work closely with the family of our clients, social workers, psychologists, and other elder care providers to meet the needs of each individual. For the planning to be effective, it usually must cover all of these facets of elder law, and through effective planning we can enable an elderly family member to enter a nursing home when needed without exhausting the family’s assets and with the desire to minimize the natural stresses that are a part of our client’s season of life.
Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are a type of Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO). Medicare SNPs limit membership to people with specific diseases or characteristics, and tailor their benefits, provider choices, and drug formularies (list of covered drugs) to best meet the specific needs of the groups they serve.