Category: Medicaid

In Need of Assisted Living? How to Protect Assets through the Medicaid Half-and-Half Plan

Hoosiers are fortunate to have a Medicaid program that covers alternatives to nursing home care as not all state Medicaid programs include such alternatives. Under Indiana’s Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver, applicants can obtain a variety of alternatives to nursing home care, including coverage for adult day care, home care, adult family care, and assisted […]

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Basics

Three Basic Principles to Know About Medicaid and VA Pension Benefits

If you are a business or organization serving aging or disabled Hoosiers, knowing a few basic principles about Medicaid and VA benefits can provide a lot of value to your clients and set you apart from your competition.  Also if you have an aging parent or may be concerned about how to pay for long […]

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The Miller Trust, Not a Medicaid Snipe Hunt

Whenever I first discuss the need for and use of a Qualified Income Trust (aka Miller Trust) with a client, I think they often believe I am taking them on a Medicaid equivalent of a Snipe Hunt.  I imagine the client picturing me and my staff all jumping out of our hiding places at the […]

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Recent Change to Recording Statute Causing Headaches

The change of one word in the Indiana statute on recording is causing headaches for some individuals trying to record instruments.  Senate Enrolled Act No. 340 amended Indiana Code 32-21-2-3 so that as of July 1, 2020, any document to be recorded in Indiana must have both a notarized signature of the grantor of the […]

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Can You Transfer Your Medicare and Medicaid Plans When You Move to Another State?

Does your Medicare or Medicare plan transfer if you move? If you plan to move states, can you take your Medicare or Medicaid plans with you? The answer depends on whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid. Medicare If you have original Medicare (Plans A and B), you can move anywhere in the […]

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Paying Family Caregivers through Medicaid: Self-Directed Care

In a prior post, we reviewed how Structured Family Caregiving under Indiana Medicaid’s waiver services can compensate a family caregiver.  Another program under Indiana’s Medicaid waiver services that can compensate the family caregiver is the self-directed care program. What is Self-Directed Care? Rather than use a third party to provide Medicaid funded care, waiver recipients […]

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