April 2014: Medicare’s Pumpkin Rule

Posted: May 16, 2014 9:49 pm
Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements 



Date:  5/8/14

Topic:  Guardianship: Extracting a Client From the Tsunami’s of Life

Sponsor: Assisted Living Referrals: A Progressive Tour

Location/Time: Autumn Leaves of Vernon Hills, 500 Atrium Dr., Vernon Hills, IL  /  12:30-1:30 PM

Contact/Registration:  contactus@lcius.com                Flyer

Date:  5/22/14

Topic:  Medicare, Midnights and Mayhem: The New Rules for Hospitalization

Sponsor: The Abington of Glenview

Location/Time: The Abington of Glenview, 3901 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL / 4:30-5:30 PM

Contact/Registration: contactus@lcius.com          Flyer

You can see our full lecture schedule here  or choose a topic for your next CEU.

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Medicare’s “Pumpkin Rule”:  What it is, Who’s Affected, and Why the American Hospital Association is Suing
By:  Shay Jacobson, RN MA NMG LNCC CNLCP
Martha Kern


By now, it’s a fairly well known scenario: An elderly Medicare recipient is hospitalized. They believe themselves to be “inpatients” and learn only upon discharge, perhaps, that they are in fact not “inpatients”, despite having spent a night or two in the hospital. They are in the hospital under “observation” only, meaning they have a 20 percent co-pay and do not qualify for post-acute coverage in a rehabilitative setting. 

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Brighter Skies:  Your Blueprint for
Navigating Elder Care

By:  Ben Neiburger, JD, CPA


With the kind permission of author Ben Neiburger, we offer here an excerpt from his newly published book, “Brighter Skies: Your Blueprint for Navigating Elder  Care”.  This book offers 10 Guiding Principles to make the process of Elder Care more bearable and less stressful for family caregivers.

Also available is Ben’s first book, “Caregiver Storm: How to Make Money While Building Customer Loyalty by Helping Clients in Crisis”, a guide for attorneys, financial planners and CPAs working with individuals in the midst of the “caregiver storm” triggered by a loved one’s decline.


Both books can be purchased here: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/generationlaw


Part 1 – A Love Story

Let’s start with a love story.

About 10 years ago, a family came to me asking for Medicaid planning advice. Medicaid planning is an estate planning and public benefits planning technique that can reduce long-term health care costs. This technique uses the Medicaid program to pay all or a portion of a person’s long-term care benefits, instead of completely exhausting assets.

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Lifecare Innovations Moves Forward with National Expansion

In keeping with plans to expand nationally this year, Lifecare Innovations, Inc., is reviewing location options and interviewing prospective staff members to bring its successful model to Denver, Colorado.


Watch for further updates on the grand opening and contact information for Lifecare Innovations’ Denver office. We look forward to the opportunities Denver offers to serve people of all ages who will benefit from the expert guidance of a Lifecare Manager.


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Shay Jacobson RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

Corporate Office                 North Shore Office
8330 S. Madison St.           100 S. Saunders Rd.
Suite 90                                   Suite 150
Burr Ridge, IL 60527         Lake Forest, IL 60045








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