Archive for the ‘Medicaid’ Category

  • Medicaid Communication No. 17-09 Update

    May 15, 2017

    The Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services recently issued a new Med Comm increasing the divisor utilized in calculating a Medicaid applicant’s potential penalty period from the existing divisor of $332.50 to $423.95 per day.  This is a positive for clients and applicants that need to apply, or have applied,…

  • Want to Stay at Home as You Age? Know Your Home Health Care Options

    Mar 09, 2017

    Thank you to Bayada Home Health Care for agreeing to contribute to the Rothamel Bratton blog. We feel that they have information about home health care that will be invaluable to our clients and their families. Most senior citizens prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible….

  • 3 Reasons Medicaid Applications Are Denied

    Feb 27, 2017

    The Medicaid process can be a complex process and often times quite overwhelming. We see countless families come to us in fear after their Medicaid application has been denied. Without proper legal guidance, on what could be the single most important financial decision you make toward protecting your loved one,…

  • New Medicaid and Medicare Figures for 2017

    Feb 07, 2017

    The new minimum community spouse resource allowance (CSRA) is $24,180 and the maximum CSRA is $120,900. The maximum monthly maintenance needs allowance is $3,022.50. The minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance remains $2,002.50 ($2,502.50 for Alaska and $2,302.25 for Hawaii) until July 1, 2017. Income Cap The income cap for 2017…

  • Can I Get Paid For Taking Care Of My Parent Without Jeopardizing Medicaid?

    Jan 11, 2017

    A New York court recently held similar to the New Jersey rule that an agreement needs to be in place between a parent and caregiver child to provide care. Medicaid is the federal government program that will pay for long-term care. This program has a five-year lookback meaning they will…

  • Nursing Home Properly Billed Medicaid Applicant at Private Pay Rate

    Sep 06, 2016

    A Delaware court finds that a Medicaid applicant’s daughter, who signed as a responsible party to the admission agreement, is responsible for her mother’s private pay requirement during her Medicaid pending status.  This is a prime example of why we urge clients to consult with an experienced attorney prior to…

  • NJ Reverses Course in Interpreting Caregiver Exemption to Medicaid Asset Transfer Rules, Rendering Man’s Lawsuit Moot

    Sep 06, 2016

    While this case presents a good result for the plaintiff at hand, other applicants should be aware that attempting to file a Medicaid application without competent legal representation from the outset may have unforeseen and harmful consequences.    

  • What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid? Answers from a South Jersey Elder Lawyer

    Feb 08, 2016

    Though most people have heard of Medicare and Medicaid, for many the terms are vague and have little application to their lives.  People know that both are social insurance programs provided by the government, but unless they have a specific need they rarely know more than that, and have a…

  • Transforming the US Healthcare System: Medicare & Medicaid Turn 50

    Jul 16, 2015

    The issue of healthcare – who has it, who doesn’t – has always been a concern for families in the United States. Obamacare may be the latest attempt to make healthcare somewhat affordable and available for all. However, it was enacted almost 50 years after the advent of the U.S….

  • Do you Need a Lawyer to Help You Apply for Medicaid?

    Feb 11, 2015

    Do You Need a Lawyer to Help You Apply for Medicaid? The reality in the United States is this: a sizable percentage of people will eventually need some form of long term care. The cost of nursing home care is, at times, out of reach financially for anyone but those…