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HHS Finalizes New Rule Strengthening Patient Privacy Rights

On January 17, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced publication in the Federal Register of the final version of a new rule strengthening patient privacy rights. The new rule strengthens the privacy and security protections . . . → Read More: HHS Finalizes New Rule Strengthening Patient Privacy Rights

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Labor Day News for Caregivers: Know Your Workplace Rights

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was first published on HelpingYouCare™ on September 5, 2011. It remains relevant this Labor Day, and with some added links, we re-print it below: Recent reports have found that low-wage employees, in particular, are . . . → Read More: Labor Day News for Caregivers: Know Your Workplace Rights

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Medicare Announces Updated Hospital Compare & Nursing Home Compare Sites

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday that it has updated and re-designed its Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare websites, which provide tools and quality measures to help consumers find hospitals and Medicare-Certified nursing homes . . . → Read More: Medicare Announces Updated Hospital Compare & Nursing Home Compare Sites

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Health IT, Electronic Health Records & Health IT Jobs Expanding, New Data Show

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced new data on Friday, February 17, showing that the use of electronic health records has more than doubled . . . → Read More: Health IT, Electronic Health Records & Health IT Jobs Expanding, New Data Show

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Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning Tools

What can you do as a Baby Boomer and family caregiver to secure your retirement future against the threat of rising health care and long-term care costs? Here are some links to information that may be helpful to you . . . → Read More: Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning Tools

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Health Care Costs to Increase by 5.8% Per Year, CMS Projects; Baby Boomers Worry About Long-Term Care

A new report, from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, and published in the journal HealthAffairs on July 28, 2011, projects that overall U.S. health care costs will grow . . . → Read More: Health Care Costs to Increase by 5.8% Per Year, CMS Projects; Baby Boomers Worry About Long-Term Care

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Family Caregivers and Self-Employment Tax - Information from the IRS

Here is a copy of information provided on the IRS.gov website on: Family Caregivers and Self-Employment Tax: “Special rules apply to workers who perform in-home services for elderly or disabled individuals (caregivers). Caregivers are typically employees of the individuals . . . → Read More: Family Caregivers and Self-Employment Tax – Information from the IRS

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Caregiving Basics: A Document Organizer

Can you put your hands on important documents you will need as a primary caregiver? Here’s a helpful to-do list to help you locate, create, or revise important papers. From the National Caregivers Library: . . . → Read More: Caregiving Basics: A Document Organizer

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Growing Trend: Paying a Relative to Take Care of Mom

Read more in WSJ.com about a growing trend for families to compensate adult children or relatives who serve as caregivers to elders.  This trend may be fueled by a recognition of the financial sacrifices that family caregivers often make — frequently finding it . . . → Read More: Growing Trend: Paying a Relative to Take Care of Mom

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CCRC vs. Life Care: Which Contract is Right for You?

by Allen Jesson  A good article describing some of the different types of entrance contracts required by CCRC’s.  As explained, some facilities offer straight fee for service contracts only, and may contract with another facility to deliver the higher . . . → Read More: CCRC vs. Life Care: Which Contract is Right for You?

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Nursing Home Admission Agreements: Think Twice Before Signing

Nursing Home Admission Agreements: Think Twice Before Signing; A Guide for Nursing Home Residents and Their Families, 16 page paper (PDF) by the National Senior Citizens Law Center, with Support from The Retirement Research Foundation. Provides a checklist of . . . → Read More: Nursing Home Admission Agreements: Think Twice Before Signing

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Senior Housing: What you should know…

Senior Housing: What you should know… Website of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Discusses the legal rights of older persons under the U.S. Fair Housing Act, and other laws relating to fair housing and equal opportunity. . . . → Read More: Senior Housing: What you should know…

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Older Floridians Handbook

Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition, by Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Justice Institute, and Carlton Fields. This 121 page Handbook provides information for seniors in Florida, covering many areas. See pages 37 et.seq. for a discussion of legal . . . → Read More: Older Floridians Handbook

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Housing & Property Rights, Section V of Consumer Resources Guide

Housing & Property Rights, Section V of Consumer Resources Guide, Florida Agency on Health Care Administration. Provides information on legal issues and rights of seniors in Florida with respect to housing and property rights. Other States have similar information. . . . → Read More: Housing & Property Rights, Section V of Consumer Resources Guide

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee, IRS Tax Tip

Independent Contractor vs. Employee, IRS Tax Tip, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. This page of the IRS website explains the IRS rules for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors, and provides links to additional . . . → Read More: Independent Contractor vs. Employee, IRS Tax Tip

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Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide – U.S. Internal Revenue Service Publication 15-A (2010)

Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide – U.S. Internal Revenue Service Publication 15-A (2010), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. Discusses (at pages 3 through 10) the rules governing whether a worker must be treated as an employee (for . . . → Read More: Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide – U.S. Internal Revenue Service Publication 15-A (2010)

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee, A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services Using Independent Contractors

Independent Contractor vs. Employee, A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services Using Independent Contractors, National Private Duty Association. A 23 page PDF document, advising Home Health Care companies on hiring aides as independent contractors vs. as employees. . . . → Read More: Independent Contractor vs. Employee, A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services Using Independent Contractors

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IRS Form SS-8: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding

IRS Form SS-8: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding, U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. Optional Form which can be submitted to the IRS by a worker or by a . . . → Read More: IRS Form SS-8: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding

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Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division. The website of the DOL, which administers the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act, provides . . . → Read More: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA

EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA, By Katherine Brewer, from Martindale.com. Discusses enforcement guidance issued by the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) on May 24, 2007 for its employees on . . . → Read More: EEOC Issues Guidance on Unlawful Discrimination Against “Caregivers” Under Title VII and the ADA

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Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations

Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations: Enforcement Guidance; Unlawful Disparate Treatment Of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Lengthy document by the EEOC, explaining rights of workers with caregiving responsibilities under current law . . . → Read More: Caregiving Responsibilities: Focus on Workplace Rights and Obligations

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Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t

Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t, By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2008. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines that make it very clear that bosses must treat all employees equally, no matter family duties. Employers can’t make . . . → Read More: Working; Don’t assume caregivers can’t

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A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule: When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You with Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved In Your Care, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. . . . → Read More: A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule

OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. 25 page booklet summarizing the HIPAA Privacy Rule to provide HIPAA compliance assistance. Caregivers should review this and familiarize . . . → Read More: OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Communicating with a Patient’s Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient’s Care, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. A 5 page . . . → Read More: A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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Your Health Information Privacy Rights

Your Health Information Privacy Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. A 2 page brochure briefly summarizing privacy rights for patients. »View details: Your Health Information Privacy Rights

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Privacy and Your Health Information

Privacy and Your Health Information, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Two page brochure briefly summarizing privacy rights for patients. »View details: Privacy and Your Health Information

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Patient Rights, Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute

Patient Rights, Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute. Search results of the Cornell data base of laws for “patient rights” lists several U.S. Code sections (federal statutory law), U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and Code of Federal Regulations Sections dealing . . . → Read More: Patient Rights, Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute

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Patient Rights

Patient Rights, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Comprehensive links to information on patient rights. »View Details

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The Patient Care Partnership: What to Expect during your Hospital Stay

The Patient Care Partnership: What to Expect during your Hospital Stay, American Hospital Association. Brochure listing rights that patients should expect: (1) high quality hospital care, (2) a clean, safe environment, (3) involvement in your care, (4) protection of . . . → Read More: The Patient Care Partnership: What to Expect during your Hospital Stay

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Patient Rights Program: Promoting the Rights of Patients through Education and Research

Patient Rights Program: Promoting the Rights of Patients through Education and Research, The Health Law Department of Boston University School of Public Health. Provides a short summary called, “Patient Rights at Your Finger Tips.” »View details (pdf): Patient Rights . . . → Read More: Patient Rights Program: Promoting the Rights of Patients through Education and Research

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How to Get a Second Opinion

How to Get a Second Opinion, National Women’s Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. You have a right to obtain a second and third opinion from different doctors. This brochure provides . . . → Read More: How to Get a Second Opinion

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The Patient’s Bill of Rights; What is the Patient’s Bill of Rights?

The Patient’s Bill of Rights; What is the Patient’s Bill of Rights? The American Cancer Society. Lists 8 key areas of patients’ rights: Information disclosure, choice of providers and plans, access to emergency services, participation in treatment decisions, respect . . . → Read More: The Patient’s Bill of Rights; What is the Patient’s Bill of Rights?

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Eldercare Rights & Resources: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Eldercare Rights & Resources: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Administration on Aging (AoA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult . . . → Read More: Eldercare Rights & Resources: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

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