Cape Cod Medicaid Home Health Care Introduced for 2013

elderly at home care Thousands of elderly on Cape Cod are regularly faced with choosing one of two very difficult alternatives: Stay at home and struggle all alone in their activities of daily life, or give in completely and move into a nursing home. But the MassHealth agency has been working towards providing at Read More

Simplifying & Avoiding the MassHealth 5 Year Lookback Rule

Simplifying & Avoiding the MassHealth 5 Year Lookback Rule Probably about half of the estate planning clients we meet with have come to us after mulling for several years over the threat of Medicaid seizing assets in the event someone goes into a nursing home. It must be that the 5 year lookback rule frequently comes up in dinner Read More

Paying for Nursing Home Care with Medicare or Medicaid | How MassHealth Works

Paying for Nursing Home Care with Medicare or Medicaid | How MassHealth Works After visiting the hospital from a sudden fall, or some other unexpected medical event, an older or elderly patient almost always requires some extended time for recovery. But a hospital bed isn’t really the appropriate place for such a long recovery, since hospitals are intended mainly to care for those Read More

MassHealth Long Term Care Eligibility | Activities of Daily Living

MassHealth Long Term Care Eligibility | Activities of Daily Living In addition to the complicated financial requirements for becoming eligible for MassHealth long term care benefits, an applicant must also qualify physically. This of course makes perfect sense. If the government provides a service as costly as long term care to individuals for free, then there must be some way Read More

Qualifying for Medicaid under MassHealth | 3 Main Reasons for a Medicaid Denial.

Qualifying for Medicaid under MassHealth | 3 Main Reasons for a Medicaid Denial. Questions about Medicaid and MassHealth are usually related to concerns about the ownership and transfer of assets for elderly individuals seeking admission to a long term care facility. Our clients are often uncertain on what types of transfers are ok versus which ones are not. Similarly, they do not know Read More

What’s the Difference? | MassHealth, Medicaid and Medicare

What’s the Difference? | MassHealth, Medicaid and Medicare One of the most confusing issues, and fundamental questions, that people in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have regarding medical care concerns the differences among Medicaid, Medicare and MassHealth. Most of this confusion stems from the name similarities Medicaid and Medicare, both of which are the federal programs available in each Read More

Coverage from Medicaid | Nursing Home Costs in Massachusetts

Coverage from Medicaid | Nursing Home Costs in Massachusetts Due to a combination of factors, the cost of nursing home care in Massachusetts is increasing rapidly. Like the greater U.S. healthcare market, the proliferation and growth of new medical technologies and prescription drugs is one of the major contributing factors. Others include increased demand for medical services from the Read More

The Medicaid Fair Hearing Under Mass Health | After the Medicaid Denial

The Medicaid Fair Hearing Under Mass Health | After the Medicaid Denial While Medicaid denial rate statistics are not easy to find, attorneys, (being the problem solvers of the system), tend to see a disproportionate number of MassHealth application denials. In fact, unfortunately some of our clients come to us for the first time after they have been denied. So what are Read More

5 Ways a Medicaid Attorney in Massachusetts Helps Your Application

5 Ways a Medicaid Attorney in Massachusetts Helps Your Application In many areas of law outside of the court system, laypersons will frequently attempt to educate and counsel themselves to save money. While this may not always be a bad idea, many times the self-help method might cause actual losses, not savings. A Cape Cod Medicaid attorney by contrast can Read More

Qualifying for Mass Health | 10 Tips from a Massachusetts Medicaid Attorney Part 2

Qualifying for Mass Health | 10 Tips from a Massachusetts Medicaid Attorney Part 2 Qualifying for long term care under the Mass Health Medicaid program requires a certain commitment to detail, and also some understanding of pitfalls in the process. At our office, we frequently counsel clients hoping to minimize the extent to which Medicaid will reduce the family’s assets. What follows is the Read More