Caregivers Story

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I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. Her primary care doctor referred her to a specialist for a nerve conduction study to see if she was a candidate for carpal tunnel surgery. The office staff did not realize that they were required to get prior authorization for that procedure and the HMO denied coverage for the procedure.
My mother got a bill for over $2000. I helped her go through the grievance process to ensure she met the deadlines and used language that would help her case. I argued that the elderly do not fully understand all the fine print in their insurance contracts, and they rely on their primary care doctor to send in the proper forms and get care authorized for them. The HMO reversed its decision and paid the claim.

by: S.

QUESTIONS

  • if I pay for a friend to bring in food and she charges a small fee for preparation -is she considered an employee and do I need to pay taxes?
  • I miss ssed my last court date and I want to know if I am able to refile for grandparents gaurdingship ship
  • If a single adult is injured and unable to make any decisions, will the court appoint a family member to become their guardian? If so, how is this done?
  • Is it legal for a caregiver to take funds from their patients and can you give case precedents? Also does this apply to power of attorney too?
  • How do we change the guardianship of my mentally disabled bother from my mother who is now ill herself, to another family member? Also is it possible to have more than one guardian? This would help to prevent this situation in the future if it was possible.
  • I live in another state, mother lives in AZ. are all POA's from state to state? Do I need to get a POA from AZ for her?
  • why can`t a 73yr. old mother/caretaker of a 41yr. old adult, receive extra income besides her & his soc, sec.?
  • Can a sister who has power of attorney,request that the assistant living facility where our elderly mother resides, take my name(mother's son) off of the emergency / hospital notification list? What is the legal procedure to get this reversed?
  • I have Durable Power of Attorney for my mother who is in a nursing home. Does this obligate me for her debts?
  • I have conservatorship and guardianship for my dad. I am the trustee of my dad`s trust. how do I get him out of the court system?

STORIES

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