With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has created a Council of beneficiary advocates, providers, policy-makers and other partners to discuss, analyze and advance the implementation of the Jimmo v. Sebelius “Improvement Standard” Settlement. The Council will convene on June 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

I have the privilege of being invited to attend the Council meeting.  The Council’s goal is to create an active community dedicated to ensuring fair access to Medicare and necessary care for people with long-term and chronic conditions.

If you have any issues regarding the Medicare improvement standard or have materials regarding Jimmo that have helped your particular clientele and that you are willing to share, please feel free to email me at JRothkoff@rothkofflaw.com.  I will forward your concerns and materials to the Council.

For more information on the Medicare improvement standard, please click on the below link.



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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