Medicaid Applications and Planning

January 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

Accessible Maryland Elder Law Attorney located in Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD
Helping Seniors with Their Legal Needs

JDKatz has provided personal attention to assisted seniors and their families with their unique legal issues in the following areas, including:

Medicaid eligibility
Appeals of adverse Medicaid rulings
Guardianship and alternatives
Medicare issues
Powers of attorney
Medical directives and living wills
Nursing home and assisted living care

Medicaid

JDKatz guides many of our clients through the long-term care maze. At JDKatz we can help determine how you or a family member can pay for the cost of long term care, whether in a nursing home, assisted living or at home.

Costs Associated with Care

Nursing care is expensive, with nursing home care costing as much as $10,000 a month and assisted living more than $5,000 a month. When considering whether to apply for Maryland Medical Assistance Long Term Care, JDKatz attorneys will analyze all available payment options, including private pay, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, Veteran’s benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid. Where appropriate we will map out a financial strategy in Excel, and model financial spend downs using sophisticated computer software, to make your decisions easier.

We can provide options to protect assets, even if long-term care is imminent, especially where one spouse needs care and the other spouse remains independent. These are typically the most difficult cases to plan and reach an approval from Medicaid. Jeffrey D. Katz, lead Medicad can lead you though the complicated and ever-changing eligibility rules to qualify for Medicaid and help you to successfully apply for Medicaid.

What happens if my Medicaid application is denied?

A person who has denied Medicaid eligibility or is otherwise unhappy with how benefits were calculated can appeal the decision. We have successfully represented many applicants who have filed such appeals.

Useful Links:

Medicaid.gov
Medicaid Wiki
Medicare WIKI
JDKatz Elder Care

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