On June 23, 2015, the Jimmo Implementation Council convened at the US Capitol in Washington, DC sponsored by the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA).  According to CMA “The purpose of the Jimmo Council is to nurture a community of experts committed to working together to implement the Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement – to open access to Medicare and care for people with long-term conditions and injuries. Council members include beneficiary advocates, providers from numerous care-settings, nurses, therapists, policy-makers, and other stakeholders. At the inaugural Council meeting, members from throughout the country discussed current practices, analyzed successes and barriers, and agreed upon next steps to advance implementation of the Jimmo Settlement.”

I was privileged to be invited to attend the first Council meeting.  The recommendations of the Jimmo Council as an outcome of the first meeting and a background on the Jimmo case can be obtained at the below link. 

http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/jimmo-implementation-council/

 

 

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About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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