Last week we ran through the basics of estate recovery, when the State will – and won’t – seek reimbursement for benefits paid out. This week we’ll look at how that process actually works in real world situations – and doesn’t work. For example, what does the “estate” consist of?
It’s a question I get - or some variation of it - probably more often than any other, and it refers to what is called “estate recovery”. As part of the deal that the states enter into with the federal government before they can get federal funding for their Medicaid
A decision last month by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to add new medical conditions to its list of “Compassionate Allowance” conditions, including forms of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, may signal a change in how the government views and treats those illnesses from which a disproportionate number of long term
The call usually starts out this way. “I’ve given all of Dad’s money to the nursing home already and am ready to apply for Medicaid. His situation is really simple. I can handle it myself but I just have a few questions.” I’m always happy to try to help whenever
In speaking with people about Medicaid, they will often refer to it as Medicare. Perhaps it’s just a slip of the tongue since the two words sound so similar. But, I think, there is very often a fundamental misunderstanding about the two programs. Medicare is the federally funded and state