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Welcome to the blog of R. F. Meyer & Associates, where we share company news and informative articles related to our Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning legal practice.

How Low Nursing Home Wages Help COVID-19’s Spread

How Low Nursing Home Wages Help COVID-19’s Spread

In mid-February, a cluster of residents at the Seattle-area nursing home, Life Care Center of Kirkland, came down with a respiratory illness and fever.  On February 28, a 73-year-old female resident tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Over the next...

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How Your Stimulus Check Affects Medicaid Eligibility

How Your Stimulus Check Affects Medicaid Eligibility

The coronavirus relief bill includes a direct payment to most Americans, but this has Medicaid recipients wondering how the payment will affect them. Because the payment is not income, it should not count against a Medicaid recipient’s eligibility.  The Coronavirus...

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Medicare Expands Telehealth Services During Pandemic

Medicare Expands Telehealth Services During Pandemic

As part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is broadly expanding coverage of Medicare telehealth services to beneficiaries and relaxing HIPAA enforcement. This will give doctors the ability to provide more services to patients...

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Staying Connected When Nursing Home Visits are Banned

Staying Connected When Nursing Home Visits are Banned

The spread of the coronavirus to nursing home residents has caused the federal government to direct nursing homes to restrict visitor access, and many assisted living facilities have done the same. While the move helps the residents stay healthy, it can also lead to...

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Payroll Protection Program: Expect some difficulties

Payroll Protection Program: Expect some difficulties

From the CPA Advisory Group of Columbus — We have been monitoring the ongoing saga of the Payroll Protection Program. What is clear is banks are not ready for tidal wave of applications heading their way. The bank websites I visited yesterday (April 2, 2020) are not...

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Make Sure You Are Counted in the 2020 Census

Make Sure You Are Counted in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is starting soon, and seniors need to be counted. This may be more of a challenge this year because for the first time, the census will be completed largely online. The U.S Constitution mandates that the federal government conduct a census every 10...

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