E-Newsletter of May 21, 2013 | Vol. 6, No. 20
ITEM OF INTEREST
The Advocacy Committee of the Elder Law Section is creating an index and decision bank of DHS appeals on topics of interest to elder law practitioners. The purpose of the project is to provide a more useful database than is currently provided by the DHS on its website. The database index will break the cases down by their county, judge, topic and a summary and the decision bank will include all of the featured appeals. If you have gathered DHS decisions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org in Word format. Watch for more information about this exciting project!
Susanne “Anne” Starr Goodman, for the Elder Law Advocacy Committee
Submitted by Susanne “Anne” Starr Goodman, Esq.
Elder Law Advocacy Committee
House and Senate OK HHS bill with 5 percent hike for nursing homes | MPR
Glitch pushes back MNsure deadline | MPR
High hospital bills go public, but will it help? | MPR
Anoka County attorney leads effort to educate Minnesota about elder abuse | Star Tribune
Need your medical records? There's an app for that | MPR
Good Question: Why Does Nursing Home Care Cost So Much? | CBS
N.J. agent with Minnesota license gets 10 years for $1.4 million senior citizen fraud | IFA Webnews
Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
There are no new cases to report this week.
There are no new statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week.
This summer, Hamline Law is offering Elder Law both for law school credit and for CLE. It will be taught by former Elder Section chair Suzy Scheller, and runs from June 14-17. To view the schedule and course description, click here.
Submitted by Thaddeus Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota. Cathryn D. Reher of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., is Committee Chair. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., at 952-929-0622 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Topics for the meeting may be submitted to email@example.com under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 952-542-9201. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.
GOVERNING COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council, and the Annual meeting, will be on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room. For further information, please contact Laura Zdychnec, Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website: Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.
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