Category: Medicaid

Medicaid’s Coverage of Long Term Care

For better or for worse, Medicaid is the primary method of long term care coverage in the United States. But navigating the Medicaid system is complicated and confusing. Here are the basics. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. In addition, it covers […]

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Prepare for Medicaid through Your Estate Plan

Many people will prepare for Medicaid through their estate plan.  Long-term care involves not only a loss of personal autonomy; it also comes at a tremendous financial price. Proper planning can help your family prepare for the financial toll and protect assets for future generations. Long-term care can be very expensive, especially around-the-clock nursing home […]

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What to Do With Your Stimulus Check if You Are in a Nursing Home or Receiving Medicaid Waiver Services

What do you do with a stimulus check when you or a family member are on Medicaid? Late last year, Congress approved $600 stimulus checks for individuals making less than $75,000 a year. Those checks should be sent to everyone eligible, including individuals on Medicaid and in a nursing home or assisted living facility or […]

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Medicaid Benefits Cannot Be Terminated Until at Least 2022 as Public Health Emergency Will Remain in Place Through 2021

Medicaid benefits cannot be terminated until 2022.  As we previously reported, Indiana cannot terminate individuals from the Medicaid program until the end of the month in which the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services declares that the COVID-19 public health emergency no longer exists.  This also includes the State’s ability to reduce […]

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Plan for Future Care While Your Loved One is Home

Plan for future care while your loved one is at home with you.  Are you caring for a family member at home during the pandemic? Start planning for long term care assistance now to get immediate help and have coverage available when your loved is comfortable to move to assisted living, you need to return […]

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FSSA to Resume Standard Rules for Calculating Patient and Waiver Liability March 1, 2021

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) As one of the states electing to receive increased funding for its Medicaid program under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Indiana cannot terminate individuals from the Medicaid program until the end of the month in which the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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