Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

Posted on: September 26th, 2017
What is the Medicare open enrollment period?...

Medicaid Applicants' Children Do Not Have Standing to Appeal Medicaid Denial

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
A Connecticut appeals court rules that the children of Medicaid applicants did not have standing to appeal Medicaid denials in their individual capacity, but that they should have been given the opportunity to substitute themselves as administrator of their respective parent’s estate....

State Properly Valued Sale of Medicaid Applicant's Life Estate

Posted on: September 2nd, 2017
An Ohio appeals court rules that the state correctly valued the sale of a Medicaid applicant's life estate using the specific state Medicaid life estate law as opposed to the more general law on determining fair market value....

Iowa Requests Waiver of Retroactive Medicaid Requirement

Posted on: September 1st, 2017
Iowa officials are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive the requirement that the state provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. ...

New Book Offers Guidance Through the Medicare Maze

Posted on: April 8th, 2017
Medicare is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it provides guaranteed coverage for Americans over age 65 or who are disabled, and the program has improved the health of millions since it was created in 1965....

Hospitals Now Must Provide Notice About Observation Status

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017
All hospitals must now give Medicare recipients notice when they are in the hospital under observation status. The notice requirement is part of a law enacted in 2015 but that just took effect. ...
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