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US News Survey of Nursing Homes Results

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The US News and World Reports has rated nursing homes around the nation.  The results of their survey are here.  Any families looking to place a loved one into a nursing home will no doubt find the guide helpful in evaluating facilities.  While not definitive and certainly no substitute for an in-person evaluation, it is […]

Medicaid Suite Against Bayer Continues

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The Mississippi Supreme Court has revived a lawsuit against Bayer AG, ruling the state can refile a claim the pharmaceutical giant defrauded its Medicaid program.   The suit accuses Bayer Corp. of inflating the average wholesale price of medications, causing the state to overpay drug providers to patients on its Medicaid program. The false price reports […]

Can Mississipip Afford Medicaid Expansion?

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A big part of the health insurance reform that was passed last month provides coverage through Medicaid by raising the Medicaid qualification limits.  In Mississippi, this means than an additional 500,000 to 600,000 people will be added to the Medicaid rolls. As Gov. Barbour pointed out this weekend in his CNN interview, that requires another […]

Nursing Homes Sue to Block Medicaid Cuts

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Three different nursing home groups have sued the Division of Medicaid over cuts to the program's reimbursement rate.  The governor claims that the cuts are necessary because the state budget is in a deficit.  However, the cuts will have a significant impact on nursing homes' ability to stay open because almost all nursing home residents […]

Funeral Director Convicted in Scam Targeting Seniors

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The following was reported in the NAELA news: A former Murrieta (CA) funeral director accused of targeting the elderly in a pre-paid funeral scam was convicted today of grand theft and financial elder abuse, authorities said.  Lee Ann Wyskiver, 58, faces up to six years in prison at her sentencing scheduled for April 30, said […]

Mississippi Medicaid Applicants Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Prior to Seeking Increase in Community Spouseal Resource Allowance

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Prior to filing an application for Medicaid, my client, Jo Carol Alford, filed a petition in Chancery Court to increase the CSRA and the MMMNA pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1396r-5. Her husband suffered from multiple sclerosis, and residency in a nursing home would have been  immanent had he lived.  The uncontroverted evidence at the […]

Witnesses to Wills Must Know What They are Witnessing

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The Mississippi Supreme Court recently issued an opinion emphasizing the importance of strict adherence to legal formalities when executing wills. In the case of In re: Griffith, the court upheld a trial court's strike of the will as invalid because the 2 witnesses to the document testified at trial that they did not realize he […]

Witnesses to Wills Must Know What They are Witnessing

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The Mississippi Supreme Court recently issued an opinion emphasizing the importance of strict adherence to legal formalities when executing wills. In the case of In re: Griffith, the court upheld a trial court's strike of the will as invalid because the 2 witnesses to the document testified at trial that they did not realize he […]

Mississippi Still Waiting on Federal Approval to Cut Medicaid Provider Payments

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Because Medicaid is a Federal-State program, for which Mississippi receives about 80% of its funding from the federal government, it must get approval for any changes to the program from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS). Severe cuts drastic as 20% were announced a couple of weeks ago, for the final 3 months […]

Mississippi Ranks Last in Total Number of Millionaires

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It should come as no surprise that Mississippi, the poorest state in the union, also has the fewest millionaires in the country.  See recent report on the top and bottom ten states here.  Excerpt from report is below: The Fewest Millionaires: Mississippi If you’re ever in Mississippi, hide your fat wallet or you might make […]

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