Blog: April 2015

Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law Takes Effect in NYS

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Have you ever woken up from a medical procedure and been informed that you were treated by an out-of-network physician?

Have you ever been treated in a non-urban area and sought the treatment of an in-network specialist - only to find out that the only available treating physician was not in network?

Have you ever been provided medical services costing thousands of dollars by an out-of-network physician without even knowing it until the bill arrived?


Preparing For “The Talk” with Your Aging Loved Ones

 Preparing For “The Talk” with Your Aging Loved Ones By Rebecca Eddy{2:55 minutes to read} Recently, Laura called our office to learn about the different services we offer. As a result of our conversation, she could envision her parents benefiting from the support Eddy & Schein provides, but she wasn’t sure how to get them onboard with the idea. She had tried having “The Talk” with her parents about their finances, their health, their legal documents, and plans for where to live. Unfortunately, the conversation was not successful. Her parents got defensive and refused to continue the discussion.

“The Talk” between caring family members and seniors can be emotional and embarrassing, but is nonetheless critical. Sometimes, it is easier for seniors to discuss difficult topics with a professional who is not part of the family. In Laura’s case, Rebecca suggested that Laura see if her parents would be open to meeting with a financial organizer. After some consideration, the parents agreed to meet with Eddy & Schein staff.

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