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Elder Law Resource Guide: Health Care


One of the most important concerns of elderly clients is ensuring that their health care needs are met.  Issues of medical care often involve Medicare & Medicaid.  Medicare is part of the Social Security system and provides health insurance for most senior citizens regardless of financial status.  Medicaid is a means tested program that provides health insurance subject to income eligibility.  For additional resources on nursing homes and assisted living facilities, see the Long-term care tab of this guide.

Medicare & Medicaid Resources

BNA's Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives. (2007). (2nd ed.). Arlington, Va: Bureau of National Affairs. KF3605 .H43 2007 - 10th floor

BNA's health care fraud report [electronic resource]. Washington, DC : Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., c1997-.  Available via BNA Library.

BNA's medicare report [electronic resource]. Washington, DC : Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., c1990-.  Available via BNA Library.

CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West.  Available via Westlaw and via CCH

Hunt, L. R. (2002). Understanding Elder Law: Issues in Estate Planning, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Benefits. Chicago, Ill: General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, ABA.  KF390.A4 H86 2002 - 10th floor

Matthews, J. L. (2009). Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get Themost Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits (14th ed.). Berkeley, CA: Nolo.  KF3650 .M37 2009 - 10th floor

McCormick, H. L. (2005). Medicare and Medicaid Claims and Procedures (4th ed.). Eagan, Minn.: West Group.  KF3605 .M136 2005-2008.  Available via Westlaw.

O'Reilly, J. T., & American Bar Association. (2004). The Lawyer's Guide to Elder Injury and Accident Compensation (2nd ed.). Chicago, Ill.: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association.  Available via Westlaw

O'Sullivan, J. (2008). Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit: A Primer. New York: Nova Science.  RA412.3 .O84 2008 - 10th floor

Pratt, D. A. (2007). Social Security and Medicare Answer Book (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Aspen Publishers.  KF3649 .P69 2007 - 10th floor

Scully-Hayes, K. (2007). A Practical Guide to Medicare Appeals. Chicago: ABA Pub.  KF3608.A4 S38 2007 - 10th floor