Is Medicaid Going to Want Us to Pay Them Back?

Q. I recently heard a horror story on NPR about a woman whose mother had Lewy body dementia, and Medicaid paid for her care. When she died, the state sent the family a letter that they owed over $200,000 in recovery payments. I … [Read more...]

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Important Client Update About Medicaid Redeterminations

Enacted soon after the beginning of the pandemic, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act included a requirement that Medicaid programs in every state, in order to receive enhanced federal funding, keep people on Medicaid who … [Read more...]

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The Biggest Misconception About Medicaid

Q. I recently came across an article on CNBC.com where I saw you were quoted as an expert. I’m confused about something in the article, and I’m hoping you can clear it up. It’s an article about the expenses of long-term care and … [Read more...]

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Your House Is NOT Protected from Medicaid

Q. My mom and dad built our family home in Arlington 35 years ago. It’s been remodeled twice and expanded to enlarge the kitchen and add a master bedroom suite. Our family still hosts frequent gatherings in the home for holidays … [Read more...]

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Maryland Medicaid Waivers Have a Wait-List of 21,000 Names — Is That Ever Going to Change?

Q. My sister, Freda, age 70, resides in Rockville, Maryland, and is physically disabled. Due to her disability, has been cared for in her home by nursing aides 24/7 for the past several years. Luckily, our parents had amassed … [Read more...]

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How the Recent Stimulus Check Works if Your Loved One is in a Nursing Home

Maria’s mother, Annie, lives in a nursing home and is on Medicaid. Annie recently received a stimulus check as part of the third round of Economic Impact Payments that were sent to eligible Americans last month. For most of us, … [Read more...]

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Son Is Liable for Mother’s Nursing Home Expenses

Q. My mother was diagnosed with dementia and will need nursing home care in the not-so-distant future. She recently started giving huge monetary gifts to me and my sister for birthdays and holidays. I told her that what she is … [Read more...]

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Medicaid CCC Plus Rolls Out in Northern Virginia on December 1, 2017

Q. My mom, who you recently did asset protection for and got qualified for Medicaid, recently received a letter in the mail from the Virginia Department of Medical Services that welcomed her to Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus … [Read more...]

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This Virginia Law Makes It A MUST to Do Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Louise and Mark were married 50 years when Mark fell and broke his hip. Following hip surgery, Mark went to a nursing home for routine therapy. A previous stroke a few years before this had significantly weakened his body; thus, … [Read more...]

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Charitable Giving: The Risks of Generosity

Q. My granddaughter, Abigail, recently got married and my husband and I would like to give her a gift of $14,000 before the end of the year to put towards a down payment on their first home. To be fair, we also want to give the … [Read more...]

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