Category Archives: Medicaid

New 2021 Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

New 2021 Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

How much are the 2021 Medicare benefit deductibles?: hospital deductible $1,484, co-insurance (days 61-90) $371/day, and skilled nursing facility co-insurance (days 21-100) $185.50/day. How much are the 2021 Medicaid Institutional and Community/Home Care resource and income allowances? (Community / Home Care Benefits are in parenthesis): resource allowance $15,900 ($15,950), income allowance $50 ($884), community spouse […]

Nursing Homes Can’t Take Stimulus Checks

Nursing Homes Can’t Take Stimulus Checks

The Federal Trade Commission has warned nursing homes and assisted living residences that they cannot require residents on Medicaid to sign over their Covid-19 stimulus checks to pay for their care bills. According to the CARES Act, those economic impact checks are considered tax credits which do not count as “resources” for federal benefits programs, such […]

Basic Medicaid Information

Basic Medicaid Information

We know that planning for Medicaid can be overwhelming if you are at all lost. If you are looking for basic Medicaid information, please give this a read and then call us to set up a consultation. Basic Medicaid Information | What resources are not counted when determining Medicaid eligibility? Exempt from inclusion in the […]

Health Care Fraud

Health Care Fraud

If you are being investigated or accused of health care fraud, you need to contact an experienced Rochester health care fraud lawyer immediately. Here is some very important information about health care fraud and how a knowledgeable attorney can help. Health Care Fraud | Importance of Hiring an Attorney The Health Care Fraud Task Force […]

Top 3 Things to Know About Medicaid Planning in Rochester

Top 3 Things to Know About Medicaid Planning

Understanding Medicaid planning is an important part of safeguarding your future. Medicaid provides payment for institutional and community-based care for eligible persons who are treated by participating institutions and practitioners. Medicaid covers nursing home care and all other medical care including home care, acute hospital care, physicians and pharmacy. Medicaid is a means-tested, needs-based program with limitations […]

Rochester Elder Law Attorney Outlines the Medicaid Penalty Period

Rochester Elder Law Attorney

18As an experienced Rochester Elder Law Attorney I am frequently asked about the Medicaid penalty period.  What happens is there’s a penalty period and many people have heard about this during this if you transfer assets. Basically, assets that are transferred for the purpose of qualifying for Medicaid may result in a penalty period. What […]