Recent updates, from Attorney Newton...
The New York Times has a great recent article up about managing a small business’ online reputation. This includes topics like interacting with customers, reviews, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Click here to read it today.
The short answer is, yes and quickly. But do you really want it? Credit cards, in particular, are a big reason you may be in financial trouble anyway. Also auto loans. And, as you can imagine, these are the two easiest to get out of bankruptcy. Many clients report getting a new credit card while [...]
We woke up today with more sobering news. After 4 years of economic malaise, the economy is still not on the path to recovery we all hope for. In the Fourth Quarter of 2011, U.S. GDP growth was at 3%. Analysts had predicted Q1 2012 would indicate a 2.6% annual growth rate for this year [...]
Another warning shot from the DOJ and FBI going after fraudulent billing in home healthcare. Three owners/employees of a Miami Home Health Agency pled guilty and were sentenced to years in federal prison today. The story is here. It is important to note that a pattern exists in these cases across the country: kickbacks paid for referrals, [...]
On May 1, the median income figures for Chapter 7 bankruptcy eligibility will be updated. The current figures through April 30, 2011, can be found here. The new numbers for Illinois are as follows: Household Members # –> ILLINOIS 1 $46,983 2 $59,794 3 $68,865 4 $81,570 Each additional household member beyond 4 will add $7500 to the [...]
Today, I joined in a seminar with Arnie Cisneros, a 30-year physical therapist and HHA consultant. Arnie is renowned for his experience, knowledge, and development of key programs in the ADR and super-audit-scrutiny era. My notes are a bit spastic, but you can get the point. We can fill in the blanks where necessary. I [...]
Last week, RealtyTrac released its 1st quarter 2012 and March foreclosure reports. The Illinois review is here. The Sun Times has an article overview with details, including: In Illinois, 13,820 homes received a filing, up 14.7 percent from a year earlier and up 3.9 percent from February. In the first quarter, the state posted the [...]
National home healthcare organization leaders praised the State of Ohio this week for its leadership and innovation in home health. The press release is here. The article highlights efforts to reduce costs, increase quality, and implement new efficiencies to help our seniors. Is Ohio a model for upcoming changes?