Must a Doctor or Hospital Comply with a Patient’s Living Will and Advance Healthcare Directive Under New Jersey Law

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey Elder Law and Healthcare Directive Attorney This recent case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care providers when a patient’s health care directive conflicts with the healthcare providers’ professional opinion(s) that the requested care is medically ineffective and may cause […]

Federal Medicaid Law Prevents a Nursing Home from Billing You Directly

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ Elder Law & Medicaid Attorney I read an interesting case, which frankly brought up an issue I had not contemplated which is; must a medical service provider (i.e., a doctor, hospital x-Ray technician) bill a Medicare/Medicaid patient directly for services […]

How Valid Are Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq; a New Jersey Elder Care Lawyer Many nursing homes have policies whereby your children can only visit you during visiting hours. But that’s not exactly true, at least under Federal law. A resident’s family member can visit at any time of the day or night. Under the Nursing Home Reform […]

What Rights Do Nursing Home Residents Have in New Jersey?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Elder Care Lawyer New Jersey has adopted laws on the responsibilities of nursing homes in its Nursing Home Bill of Rights. Some of the more important responsibilities now being imposed upon nursing homes in New Jersey can be summarized as follows: Not admitting more residents than the facility […]

What Is a Representative Payee Under Social Security

By Frederick P. Niemann of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a NJ Elder Law Attorney More than eight Million People, who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, need help managing their money. In these cases, Social Security will approve the appointment of a relative, friend, or other interested party to serve as […]

Your Medical Condition Does Not Always Have to Improve to Qualify for Medicare Coverage

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County Elder Care and Medicare Attorney Medicare Beneficiaries who are discharged from a hospital can qualify for Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Care under specific circumstances.  I’ve listed these circumstances for you below: The skilled nursing facility care was ordered by […]