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Bipolar Disorder and Social Security Disability Benefits, by Andrew N. Egan

How does the Social Security Administration evaluate applicants diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder?

Medical Malpractice and Psychiatry: Advocating For the Rights of the Mentally Ill Patient

When a loved one is placed in a mental health care facility, we expect them to be given the best care possible. Patients who are mental ill require certain level of attention and care. When that standard of care is not met, it may constitute negligence.

Opinions from medical providers who are not "acceptable medical sources" in Social Security claims

Administrative Law Judges often reject opinions from providers who are not doctorates because the opinion does not come from "an acceptable medical source." However, the regulations clearly indicate these records can be used for some purposes.

Florida’s New No-Fault Insurance Law: 2013 Changes

Changes passed by the Florida Legislature in 2013 are far more favorable to auto insurance companies than to consumers injured in auto accidents. Some of these changes severely limit your rights to obtain medical and wage-loss benefits under your own No-Fault auto insurance.

6 Things Pharma Can Do While Waiting For FDA Social Media Guidelines

Digital and Social Media Marketing for Pharm: Compliance in an Era of Minimal FTC Guidance

Hospitals: Prescribe Social Media Policies and Training to Your Staff!

Healthcare Social Media Marketing and Compliance for Hospitals.

Legal responsibility for spouse's medical bills when health insurance is denied

In New York the doctrine of necessaries requires a spouse to pay a spouse's medical bills when insurance coverage is denied. Denial could be based on fine print in the insurance contract. ERISA litigation and negotiation may help.

Medicaid Divorce

Many elderly couples are facing a previously unthinkable proposition, should they obtain a Medicaid divorce for financial reasons. This places the elder care attorney in a dilemma. Should the attorney recommend a “Medicaid Divorce” solely for financial reasons?

HIPAA Authorization As Part of an Estate Plan

There is now an additional estate planning document that you may need to have for a more complete plan. This additional document is what is known as a HIPAA Authorization and could make a big difference in the quality of care that you receive.

How to Detect Dementia and Alzheimer's

Dementia can sneak up on families. Its sufferers are pretty adept at covering lapses early on, and spouses are sometimes there to compensate. Doctors too frequently are fooled as well.

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