According to a recent article, a physician assistant employed at a medical clinic in Fountain Valley was convicted of federal drug-trafficking after it was discovered that the health care provider was writing prescriptions for narcotics without a medical purpose.Specifically, Kaitlyn Phuong Nguyen was found guilty of illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone, and alprazolam through prescriptions with no medical need. According to the prosecutors in the case, Nguyen “performed only cursory … [Read more...] about Fountain Valley Health Care Providers Convicted for Illegal Prescriptions
Our Long Beach Medicaid attorneys recommend Medicaid planning as a part of a comprehensive estate plan. Another recommendation is to include a Medicaid trust as part of your overall plan. When making these decisions clients typically have many questions. One of those questions is: what happens to the Medicaid trust if you never actually need it? Our experienced Long Beach Medicaid attorneys can answer these and other questions about Medicaid trusts and Medicaid planning.How is Medicaid … [Read more...] about What Happens to a Medicaid Trust if I Never Need It?
There may be a situation where, as a California resident, you need emergency health care coverage under Medi-Cal. Since Medi-Cal is a state-funded health insurance benefits program that has income and asset limitations, in terms of eligibility, obtaining approval for emergency Med-Cal benefits can be tricky. There are a couple of options you have for streamlining the application process in order to obtain either prioritized or temporary approval of emergency Medi-Cal benefits.To learn about … [Read more...] about Ways to Apply for Emergency Medi-Cal Coverage [UPDATED 2020]
The unfortunate reality is that Medi-Cal 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 Medi-Cal 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. Your Los Angeles Medi-Cal attorney can help you to recognize and avoid Medi-Cal services … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Medi-Cal Services Fraud
Unfortunately, Medi-Cal fraud and abuse are a reality. 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 Medi-Cal 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. Your Los Angeles Medi-Cal attorney can help you avoid fraud on your part.What is considered Medi-Cal … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Medi-Cal attorney discusses Medi-Cal Fraud
The need for long-term care can come, not only from illness, but also from a catastrophic injury. That's why the potential need for Medi-Cal cannot be overlooked by anyone. In some situations, the need for assistance with daily activities may lead to long-term care needs, as well. Because health insurance does not always adequately cover the cost of long-term care, if at all, Medi-Cal benefits may be a necessity. However, you should be familiar with these three Medi-Cal issues relating to … [Read more...] about Three Common Issues with Medi-Cal and Nursing Homes
With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, the national minimum eligibility level for Medi-Cal is 133% of the federal poverty level. A common misconception that many people have is that they can make themselves eligible for Medi-Cal by, basically, giving away their assets. However, there are mechanisms in place that discourage individuals for doing just that. If you transfer your assets within five years of applying for benefits, Medi-Cal will likely withhold your benefits for a specified … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Protect Your Assets from Medi-Cal
Long-term care facilities, like a nursing home or assisted living facility, are often very expensive. Unfortunately, private health insurance policies usually do not cover these services. Medicare coverage for long-term care is limited and most people do not have private long-term care insurance policies. For California residents who require long-term care services, Medi-Cal is the source of funding most often used. In fact, Medi-Cal covers the nursing home expenses of nearly 65% of California … [Read more...] about When Does Medi-Cal Pay for Nursing Home Care?
The purpose of Medi-Cal is to provide medical care assistance to low income individuals and families. Medi-Cal is funded and operated on both the state and. federal levels. Understand that Medi-Cal is not the same as Medicare, which is a federal health insurance program for the disabled and individuals age 65 and older. With Medi-Cal, the physicians, hospitals and other medical care providers, who are enrolled in the Medi-Cal program, are paid on your behalf.Topics covered in this report … [Read more...] about Free Report: California Medi-cal Spend Down
There are so many different types of trusts that you can create, understanding the differences between them can be a challenge. Take, for example, Medi-Cal Trusts and so-called Family Wealth Trusts. A Medi-Cal Trust is a special type of trust basically used to shelter your assets in order to preserve your eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits. By using a Medi-Cal Trust, you can receive income from the trust up to a certain amount, without jeopardizing your Medi-Cal eligibility. On the other … [Read more...] about Family Wealth Trusts and Medi-Cal Trusts