Massachusetts will ask Medicaid patients about quality of care

In 2018, MassHealth care providers were organized into 17 accountable care organizations (networks of doctors and hospitals). Beginning this month, 250,000 Medicaid recipients will be asked questions about the quality of their care by their Medicaid providers. Massachusetts plans to release the survey results in 2020. Follow our link to the Boston Globe article which explains the process in more detail: Read More. Massachusetts will ask Medicaid patients about quality of care By Liz Kowalczyk | Boston Globe Privately insured patients have been asked to rate their medical providers for years. Now, for the first time, Massachusetts is seeking the Continue Reading

The Junk Removers Manhandle My Heart

Grief and catharsis can take surprising forms. I hadn’t expected a sofa to play such a starring role in mine but the murder of Miss Bee [nickname giving to sofa] had provided a powerful – and beneficial – release.” Follow our link to the NYT Modern Love column by Mike Rucker to read how he was affected by giving away the sofa bought with his deceased partner. Read More. Meandering through grief, a man tries to replace his sofa. It doesn’t go well. By Mike Rucker | The New York Times John and I bought the sofa together when he moved into Continue Reading

Enrolling in Medicare can be confusing. Here’s how to do it.

If you are turning 65 soon, you are eligible to enroll for Medicare, the federal health insurance program. Medicare has four parts – A pays for in-patient hospital care, skilled nursing an home health care; B covers outpatient medical services, C offers a range of Medicare Advantage plans which gives hospital and medical insurance and other benefits like medicines, eyeglasses and dental.; D is for prescription medicines. Enrolling can be confusing with all the different deadlines and options. Follow our link to the Boston Globe article which explains the process in more detail: Read More. Enrolling in Medicare can be Continue Reading

Young Stroke Client

Our client was in her early 60’s and suffered a debilitating stroke, leaving her paralyzed on one side and residing in a nursing home.  Client was employed and thriving at the time of her stroke.  When it became apparent that recovery was going to be long with the possibility that she would be debilitated for the remainder of her life, we arranged for her to be moved to an assisted living facility that would provide a high level of care.  This was crucial for her mental health because the population in the nursing home was a much older, creating a Continue Reading