New Medicaid 2017 Figures for Long-Term Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have given us the new annual spousal impoverishment figures for 2017. In turn, we like to give our friends a FREE 2017 Medicaid Planning Desk Reference. The full numbers are contained in the Desk Reference, which you can download for free by clicking the link at the […]

CMS final rule takes effect today

The final rule affecting Skilled Nursing Facilities that accept Medicaid takes effect November 28, 2016, with one exception.  The provision banning arbitration provisions from nursing home admissions contracts is on hold and CMS is temporarily enjoined from enacting the ban by a federal district court.  For a full copy of the final rule, click here. V

Nursing home resident’s right to sue now in doubt

In what had been heralded as a major shift in federal public policy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule, to take effect on November 28, that would prohibit pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home admissions contracts. Because these provisions are so prevalent, they have functionally taken away a nursing […]