Medicaid coverage, MassHealth as it's called in Massachusetts, exists to help fund long term nursing home care. You must qualify for Medicaid/MassHealth. Many elders exceed the minimum asset thresholds set forward in MassHealth, making it seem that you are ineligible until all of your assets have been exhausted. Medicaid planning strategies preserve and protect your financial assets from future nursing home and health care costs. Proper understanding of Medicaid law, and appropriate Medicaid planning, is essential to an appropriate plan for the future. With proper planning you can protect your home, protect your spouse, and transfer assets. To ensure you receive accurate advice and legal services, we are constantly engaged in continuing education to stay up-to-date with the ever evolving rules of nursing home Medicaid eligibility, Medicaid application rules, and current Medicaid laws. In addition to Medicaid planning, the firm's attorneys also can help clients file applications for the Medicaid program, or if you have been denied, we file appeals to recover your expenses. We will apply all our experience as your Medicaid attorney to see your assets protected, and to ensure that you are positioned to receive the care you need and deserve.
Elder Law Blog
- New Law Provides Additional Protections to Homeowners From Claims by Creditors
- Living in a Nursing Home
- Letting Go: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?
- Reverse Mortgages: Are they for you?
- Creating The Estate Plan - Planning For Disability: The Durable Power of Attorney Part 2: Common Mistakes To Avoid
- Creating The Estate Plan - Planning For Disability: The Durable Power of Attorney Part I: The Basics
- Billionaire Tax-Break–What Will Become of the 2010 Federal Estate Tax?
- Nursing Home Criminal Negligence and Commonwealth v. Life Care Centers of America
- June 1, 2010: Federal Subsidy Offers Employers New Incentive to Provide Healthcare to Recent Retirees
- The Use of Annuities in Long-Term Care Planning