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 arbitration rule change likely counterproductive

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the government entity that runs Medicare and Medicaid – has proposed a rule change that takes effect this month. For the first time, it bans pre-dispute arbitration clauses from nursing home admissions contracts. As you can imagine, elder advocates are applauding the return of the right […]