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The process of applying for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) can be complex. Learn about Medicaid Planning, Applications and Appeals of Benefit Denials and related topics.

January 5, 2020

The “Look-Back Period” for a Medical Assistance Application

"The Medical Assistance or “Medicaid” applicant must meet several criteria to obtain benefits. If deemed eligible, Medicaid will partially offset the applicant's cost of nursing home care.
July 7, 2019
Medicaid Spend Down

Medicaid Spend Down

Medicaid covers everything from standard medical care to nursing home or personal home care services. But to qualify, an applicant must meet the program’s strict technical, medical, and financial requirements.
May 20, 2019
Navigating the Medicaid Minefield

Navigating the Medicaid Minefield

What you don't know about Medicaid can cost you and your loved ones. Here are some common traps that can be avoided with planning and help of a knowledgeable elder law attorney.
March 27, 2019
Aging & Needing Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

Aging & Needing Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

As we age, we often need assistance with ADLs. Occasionally our care needs are so great that a family member becomes the primary caregiver.
March 22, 2019
Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

To qualify for Medicaid, a Federal program wherein the government pays a portion if not all of an elderly patient’s long-term care costs, an applicant cannot own more than $2,500 in countable assets.
January 10, 2019
Paying Medicare Online

Paying Medicare Online

Most banks allow customers to pay bills from large, stable debtors such as credit cards companies, utilities, or nationwide retailers directly from their bank account. That service is now available to Medicare recipients.
September 1, 2015
Life Estate Deeds Advantages & Disadvantages

Life Estate Deeds Advantages & Disadvantages

Today, it is possible to re-title the ownership of many assets by adding a beneficiary. When the asset is real property, for example your house, this occurs through the use of a life estate deed.
October 13, 2014
The Highs & Lows of the Home Health Care Sector

The Highs & Lows of the Home Health Care Sector

As baby boomers approach and live past retirement age it is no surprise that significant demands will be placed on every industry associated with caring for the elderly.
June 11, 2014
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Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Nursing homes require a written “Admissions Agreement.” This is a complex and binding contract typically signed before admission occurs.
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