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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. ...

Deceased Medicaid Applicant's Claim Against State Is Moot Despite Request for Retroactive Benefits

Posted on: July 28th, 2017
A U.S. court of appeals rules that a Medicaid applicant's claim against the state for an injunction declaring him eligible for benefits is mooted by the applicant’s death even though the claim includes three months' retroactive benefits. Pecha v. Lake (U.S. Ct. App., 10th Cir., No. 16-6143, July 25, 2017)....

Proving Age Discrimination Is Difficult

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. ...

New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. ...

The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid....
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