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Majority of Americans think government should pay for long-term care

A majority of Americans believe that the government should be primarily responsible for paying for the long-term care needs of older adults in the future but that the responsibility mainly will fall to the older adults themselves or to their families, according to the results of a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. Fifty-five percent of the 2,524 people polled in December said that, 30 years from now, the government should be mostly responsible for paying for long-term care, whereas 28% said the older adults themselves should be responsible for assuming those costs, and 14% said that family…

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Jimmo Implementation Update: Where Is CMS?

The Settlement Agreement in Jimmo v. Sebelius, No. 5:11-CV-17 (D. Vt) was approved by a federal district court in January 2013. Unfortunately, more than six years since the Settlement’s approval, the Center for Medicare Advocacy still regularly hears from beneficiaries facing erroneous “Improvement Standard” denials in home health, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient therapy settings. As a result, the Center advises beneficiaries and their families to continue citing the Jimmo Settlement and related materials when challenging denials based on an erroneous “Improvement Standard.” Source/more: Center for Medicare Advocacy See also: CMS Statement about Jimmo  For a complete list of upcoming seminars,…

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Medicare, Medicaid Contain Costs Better Than Private Insurers, Study Says

Calls for funding cuts to popular entitlement programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, have been fueled by the growing U.S. deficit and the fear that the Medicare trust fund will soon run out. Some Republican lawmakers insist that trimming those programs is the only way to rein in federal spending. But Urban Institute researchers released a study Monday showing that Medicare and Medicaid have done a better job at controlling spending than private payers have. They concluded that lawmakers should shift their focus toward containing costs in the private insurance market. Source/more: Modern Healthcare       For a complete list…

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CMS Highlights Opportunities for States to Better Serve Individuals Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

In a letter to state Medicaid directors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined 10 new and existing opportunities – none of which require complex demonstrations or Medicare waivers – to serve individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Source: CMS     For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder…

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Medicaid Plans Cover Doctors’ Visits, Hospital Care – and Now Your GED

Medicaid health plans are starting to pay for non-traditional services such as meals, transportation, housing and other forms of assistance to improve members’ health and reduce medical costs. Source/more: Kaiser Health News     For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients…

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Trump Wants to Bypass Congress on Medicaid Plan

The Trump administration is quietly devising a plan bypassing Congress to give block grants to states for Medicaid, achieving a longstanding conservative dream of reining in spending on the health care safety net for the poor. Source/more: Politico   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and…

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PROTECTING YOUR HOME USING THE PARENTAL CARE RULE

The Parental “2 Year Rule” The Parental Care Rule allows the Medicaid applicant’s child to assert that he or she has taken care of their parent for the past consecutive 24 months, and thus the home is not a penalized transfer. The following information should be provided: Utility bills, auto registration, or other documents containing son/daughter’s name and address (one 24 months ago and one dated one month prior to application) to prove residency at home. Written verification from the applicant’s physician stating that the applicant’s condition required long term care (can’t perform activities of daily living, etc.). Statement from…

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Medicaid can pay for a large portion of your Nursing Home Care

Medicaid can pay for a large portion of the care your loved ones need at Nursing Homes. But, because of various new laws, it can come at a high price! Without making smart moves, you could unintentionally give the state permission to seize part of your family member’s assets and even your own. Protect your loved one and your family’s assets with the information you’ll learn at our FREE seminars. I’ll teach you ways to maximize care coverage while minimizing the financial burden on your family. We inform you about new laws and policy changes that could affect family finances….

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Does the thought of paying over $10,000 dollars a month for nursing home care terrify you?

Does the thought of paying over $10,000 dollars a month for nursing home care terrify you? That’s $120,000 dollars a year of your hard earned savings spent on nursing home care! Would you need to sell your assets and deplete your life savings in order to pay the nursing home bills? Think again! There is a better solution that can protect what you have worked so hard to achieve Would you like to learn how to pay for these expenses without breaking your bank? Meet the team of attorneys, and support staff at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate….

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Confused about Medicaid? Don’t know where to turn?

Look no further than the Elder Law Office of David Wingate! Our Long-Term Care Planners can walk you through the Medicaid process step-by-step to protect what you have worked so hard to save! But don’t just take our word for it, listen to what your friends and neighbors are saying,   “I went to see David Wingate because my parent was in a nursing home. I was very pleased with what they did to help cover the bills. I really didn’t know what to expect, and if they would be able to do anything. They made things so easy. I’d…

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