One of the primary goals of Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning is to decrease the economic impact that long-term care will have, as the cost of long-term care is typically very expensive. For some the cost can be catastrophic. Considering all of this, some people ask whether it is illegal or unethical to help clients to protect their assets through Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning.Are people really concerned about Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning?Elder law attorneys can be concerned about the public … [Read more...] about Is Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning Ethical?
The unfortunate reality is that Medicaid fraud and abuse exists. It costs billions every year in diverted funds that could have been used for valid health care services. Because of this fraud and abuse, the cost of Medicaid has increased needlessly. Another problem is the risk of harm to patients who are unknowingly exposed to unnecessary medical procedures for the benefit of fraudulent doctors. Our Long Beach Medi-Cal attorneys can help you to recognize and avoid Medi-Cal services … [Read more...] about Walgreens to Settle Million Dollar Claim for Improper Medi-Cal Billing
The quality of nursing home care is a big concern for all families and it is something that Medi-Cal planning lawyers across the country advise their clients about. These concerns are certainly legitimate, considering a recent New York Times report that nearly 40% of nursing homes have been cited for serious violations, including patient care issues, since 2013. According to that report, citations often include patient neglect and mistreatment and failing to protect patients from avoidable … [Read more...] about Medi-Cal Planning Lawyers Explain Changes in Nursing Home Patient Rights
Nursing home care can be very expensive. Many private health insurance policies don't cover these long-term care services. For California residents who need long-term care, Medi-Cal is the most common source of funding. In fact, Medi-Cal covers nursing home care expenses of nearly 65% of Californians residing in nursing homes. However, applying for and receiving assistance from Medi-Cal takes planning. Getting your parents prepared for the potential need for long-term health care, nursing home … [Read more...] about How to Handle an Unethical Eviction from a Nursing Home
If you are a resident of Long Beach and you are looking for Medicaid services, let our Long Beach Medicaid attorneys help. The Medi-Cal Outreach and Health Access Program is available to help you choose from all of the health care options available to you. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services provides enrollment assistance.The Long Beach Department of Health and Human ServicesThe Department is located at 2525 Grand Avenue, Suite 210 and it is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. … [Read more...] about How to Find Medicaid Services in Long Beach
As our Los Angeles Medicaid attorneys understand, estate recovery and Medicaid liens are a common concern for many clients. It is important for clients to understand their right to protect their homes from loss. Regardless of whether you actually need Medicaid to cover nursing home or residential care, avoiding estate recovery and protecting your residence is an important part of Medicaid planning.Strategies for asset protectionOne Medicaid planning technique that our Los Angeles Medicaid … [Read more...] about Using a Life Estate to Protect Your Home from Medicaid Liens
Medicaid waivers are offered in order to provide additional services in very specific situations. For example, waivers are offered to certain groups of people, within a specific geographic location, or to people who are not eligible for Medicaid for various reasons. There are waiver programs that provide home and community-based medical services, family planning services, managed care and specialty mental health services, just to name a few. There are also waivers for services aimed at the … [Read more...] about Medi-Cal Planning Attorneys Explain Assisted Living Waivers
A 529 Plan is a popular college savings plan designed to assist families in saving for future college expenses. These specific plans were first added to the Internal Revenue Code in 1996 and are named for that section of the code. These savings plans have many benefits, but one concern some clients have is whether the account will be considered a countable asset by Medicaid. Our Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning attorneys will explain the benefits of these plans and how they affect Medicaid … [Read more...] about Will a 529 College Plan Affect My Medi-Cal Eligibility?
Like many people, you may feel that your good health means you shouldn’t have to plan for long-term care. The trouble with that thinking is your health status can change, especially 20 years from now. None of us can predict how healthy we will be in the future. Statistically speaking, at least two-thirds of individuals over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care at some point. Ultimately, even if you are healthy now, you still need to consider Medicaid planning.Why you should … [Read more...] about The Importance of Medicaid Planning Regardless of Your Health
When it is time for your family to consider whether a parent or other loved one needs nursing home or home health services, a question that often comes up is whether they will need government benefits to cover the costs. Primarily, what is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, and what do these programs cover, in terms of home health services? Let our Los Angeles Medicaid attorneys answer some of these questions.What you need to know about MedicaidFirst, Medicaid is a government … [Read more...] about Home Health Services: Medicaid or Medicare?