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Patricia Dudek
Michigan
I am a passionate advocate for folks with disabilities and elders
Interests: Sports: Go Spartans! Movies: Love all the Harry Potter fantasies. Books: Fiction as an escape from work, Favorite websites: Acronym Finder http://www.timegoesby.net/, Angela Carson Photography http://www.angelacarson.com/, Carl Hiaasen http://www.carlhiaasen.com/index.shtml, Collision Six http://www.myspace.com/collisionsix, National Association of Baby Boomer Women http://www.nabbw.com/index.php, Tax Girl http://www.taxgirl.com/, Time Goes By http://www.timegoesby.net/, Customer Service Details for Companies A-Z http://gethuman.com/customer-service.html, Family Travel Gear http://familytravelgear.com/, Stuck on My Story http://www.stuckonmystory.com/, Wine Lovers Page http://www.wineloverspage.com/
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“Getting Ready for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period” Webinar October 8, 2020 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET Join us as we share 2021 Medicare Program updates and resources. This webinar is designed for those who help people with Medicare make... Continue reading
Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share this month’s blog, “Finding Support in the Midst of a Tempest” by Lori Mars, JD. She currently divides her time working in research at the Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School... Continue reading
Nobody Won In Washtenaw County’s primary election, 111,000 of you cast ballots, but only 80,000 voted for a circuit court judge. That means “nobody” got 31,000 votes – more than any single candidate received. Don’t let that happen in the... Continue reading
Advocates working with dual eligible beneficiaries or individuals in Medicare Savings Programs frequently encounter issues around payment (“buy-in…#157;) of Part B, and sometimes Part A, premiums by their state Medicaid program. CMS has recently issued a Manual for State Payment... Continue reading
Advocates working with dual eligible beneficiaries or individuals in Medicare Savings Programs frequently encounter issues around payment (“buy-in”) of Part B, and sometimes Part A, premiums by their state Medicaid program. CMS has recently issued a Manual for State Payment... Continue reading
Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates is looking for a full time administrative assistant. Duties include but are not limited to: updating the attorney’s calendar, meeting and greeting clients, scheduling all appointments, coordinating with other staff, answering the phones, running... Continue reading
Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associate's is looking to fill an immediate position for a paralegal/book keeper. We are hiring a paralegal/book keeper for a very busy estate planning, elder law, and disability rights law firm. The job includes but... Continue reading
Last week, Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging and other advocates and State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen sent recommendations to CMS outlining steps the agency should take to ensure nursing home residents have increased in-person contact with family and friends during the... Continue reading
On September 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated Medicare claims data on COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. The data now covers claims through July 18, and shows that the deep disparities in both infections and hospitalizations... Continue reading
Earlier this year, Representative Jaime Raskin introduced H.R. 7057, the Understanding COVID–19 Subsets and ME/CFS Act. This landmark legislation will authorize $60 million over the next four years to expand the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research into post-viral ME/CFS... Continue reading
Click Below for the PEKD & Associates September 2020 Newsletter: http://www.pekdadvocacy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Sept-2020-Newsletter.pdf Click to Download the PEKD & Associates September 2020 Newsletter Download Sept 2020 Newsletter Continue reading
Yesterday, the Senate introduced a new “skinny” coronavirus relief bill, the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act. The bill is largely the same as a draft proposal of the same name circulated last month. A... Continue reading
PEKD & Associates has TWO positions that they are looking to fill immediately. Book Keeper/Paralegal We are hiring a paralegal/book keeper for a very busy estate planning, elder law, and disability rights law firm. The job includes but is not... Continue reading
Dear Partners, While person-centered care is always a top priority for health systems, now more than ever it is essential that systems stay connected to the people they serve. To help guide that process, the Center and the Health Care... Continue reading
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, half of Americans report that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to related stress and worry. Many are, or will be, struggling with mental health challenges due to anxiety, social isolation, loss of loved... Continue reading
Greetings, Below is a link to our latest Elder Justice Newsletter, published jointly with the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Substandard care and insufficient staffing are widespread and serious problems that have been in the news all too often lately. The... Continue reading
Last weekend President Trump issued, among other actions, a memorandum deferring employee payroll taxes from August through the end of 2020, denying Social Security billions of dollars that would have otherwise gone to the program. This action puts Social Security... Continue reading
Click below to read the PEKD & Associates' August 2020 newsletter. PEKD August 2020 Newsletter Click below to download the PEKD & Associates' August 2020 newsletter Download August 2020 Newsletter Click below for all recent issues of the PEKD &... Continue reading
Welcome to the New Generations! A Note from Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD Dear Readers, On behalf of the American Society on Aging, I am excited to invite you to visit our new publications platform, Generations. This is your new, one-stop site... Continue reading
VIRTUAL Run Challenge Tom Kendziorski, The Arc of Oakland County's Executive Director, hung up his running shoes a few years ago and passed the baton to Kevin Knoblock, a Special Education Teacher, who has continued in the tradition of running... Continue reading
Court limits the geographic scope of the injunction stopping the public charge rule to NY, CT, and VT Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals partially stayed the nationwide temporary injunction issued by a district court in New York last... Continue reading
Dear Patricia, Thank you for contacting me about support for persons with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic. I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me. In Michigan, we have lost over 6,000 people to this disease.... Continue reading
With nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths nationwide occurring in nursing facilities, we continue to focus our advocacy on improving conditions for people currently living and working in facilities, while also pushing for reforms that will get and keep people... Continue reading
As states across the country experience surges in COVID-19 cases, and hospitals in some areas become overwhelmed with patients, states and local health entities are developing guidelines for health care providers to use should they need to resort to rationing... Continue reading