CMS's Updated Financial Guidelines for Community Spouses in 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have just released their guidelines regarding the “community spouse” for 2020. A “community Spouse” is the spouse of a Medicaid recipient who is living in a nursing home. There is an allowance threshold that applies to the community spouse, known as the CSRA or community spouse resource allowance […]

How Can I Keep my Home Safe from Medicaids’ Grip

A common perception of applying for Medicaid and moving into a nursing home is that you will lose your home. While you aren’t required to sell your home to qualify for Medicaid nursing home care, the state could potentially make a claim against your house upon your passing. People’s first inclination is often to give […]

What Giving Away Money or Property Can Do to Your Medicaid Eligibility

Any and all transfers of money or property, no matter how big or small, are at risk for coming under scrutiny during the Medicaid look-back period of five years. Whether it is a charitable donation or holiday gift, the rules still apply however there are some instances that are exempt. Read on to find out […]

Don't let Medicaid misconceptions lead to tragic consequences.

There are many misconceptions when it comes to what happens when a client applies for Medicaid. In this case, it was misconstrued that the patient, who needed full time care, would lose her home that she shared with her daughter and granddaughter if she applied for and received Medicaid benefits. How could this tragedy have […]