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What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid in New York?

One aspect of growing older and moving through retirement is determining how you will pay for healthcare. While you are working, you likely have health insurance from your employer. Once you reach 65 and retire, you may apply for Medicare and Medicaid. These government-run programs can help you afford healthcare as you age. The services covered by these two...

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Important Update on New York State’s New 30-Month Medicaid Lookback Law

Many New York seniors rely on Medicaid to fund their long-term care. Medicaid will cover nursing home care for those 65 and older who meet the financial eligibility criteria. It also pays for assisted living facilities, home health, and non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.  These Medicaid services are available only to those residents with...

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Can I Pass the Income Assessment of a New York Medicaid?

Medicaid is the single largest source of health coverage in the United States. About 80 million Americans are currently enrolled in Medicaid. If you are considering applying for Medicaid, you may be wondering, Can I pass the income assessment of a New York Medicaid? In this blog, we discuss the requirements for the income assessment for Medicaid in New...

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How Can Medicare and Medicaid Help With Costs?

As of September 2021, 3,703,618 New Yorkers were enrolled in Medicare, and 7,213,006 had Medicaid. While you’ve probably heard of both Medicare and Medicaid, they are two different programs that help you pay for healthcare. Each program provides different benefits and has different costs. Your attorney can help explain the advantages and disadvantages of each program based on your...

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Who Will Be Responsible For A Medical Debt After Death?

Before a loved one passes, they may spend some time in the hospital. Hospital bills and treatment expenses can add up quickly, especially with a progressive illness like cancer that requires expensive care. Debt collectors may start calling you at all hours, even while experiencing bereavement. Rest assured that the law is in your favor. In most cases, spouses...

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What Are the Countable and Non-Countable Assets for Medicaid?

It’s a common misconception that anyone with assets isn’t eligible for Medicaid. In reality, 14% of all nursing home Medicaid applicants in 2012 had assets totaling over $100,000. New York requires those over 65 to report their income and assets (or “resources”) when applying for Medicaid. However, only some resources count toward the limit, and it only takes a...

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Medicaid: How Can I Get a Housing Allowance After Being Discharged from a Nursing Home?

Receiving healthcare through a Medicaid-funded program can make a huge difference in your well-being, but qualifying for assistance can leave you with questions about how to pay for your other needs. Housing is one of those needs. As New Yorkers know, figuring out how to pay for housing in this great state can be a constant concern, especially on...

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Understanding the Major Change of Medicaid Eligibility and Lookback in NY State

Last month, New York finally adopted regulations implementing budget cuts from the state’s 2020 budget. Several of these regulations imposed a major change in Medicaid eligibility. These regulations also introduced a “lookback” period into New York’s state’s Medicaid program. While many agree that reforms to New York state’s regulations were necessary, the reception to the new rules is mixed....

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How Do I Know If an Elderly Loved One Needs a Nursing Home?

One of the most challenging questions family members will find themselves asking as their loved one ages is whether or not to place that loved one in a nursing home. Every situation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Instead, you must consider all of the factors and then decide if nursing home care is...

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How Changes to New York’s Medicaid Limit Access to Home Care Services

The latest budget changes in New York have created numerous changes to the state’s Medicaid program, but none are more impactful than those to home care services. The current system will make access to much-needed care limited and require you to jump through more hoops than previous systems to receive such care. If you are already receiving home care...

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