Connecticut court overturns Medicaid transfer penalty

A Connecticut court overturned a Medicaid transfer penalty after it had been imposed by the Medicaid department and upheld at an administrative fair hearing. The case involves a 1990 joint purchase of a home and the later transfer of the applicant’s share of the home. At issue was weather the recipient of the transfer had […]

Illinois Medicaid payment delays threaten nursing home closure

Illinois has a long history of using delays in Medicaid payments for long-term care as a budget maneuver to manage the state’s horrible cash flow situation. Recently,  a nursing home wrote to the Illinois governor complaining that if delays continued, it would lead to the nursing home’s closure. For more information, click here.

Ohio court denied Assisted Living Waiver retroactive benefits

The US Court of appeals ruled against the application of retroactive benefits for Assisted Living Waiver applicants. In most nursing home settings a patient is allowed to seek retroactive benefits for up to 3 months from the date of application if they are considered eligible during those months. Because of lax waiver rules, the court […]

Alaskan nursing homes are ranked fourth worst in nation

In a ranking based on reported deficiencies, Alaskan nursing homes are considered the the fourth worst in the country. But Alaskans take exception to this considering their state only has 18 nursing homes. With such a low number and low turnover of inspectors, there is the perception that the inspection system is likely to pick […]

West Virginia judge allows class action against state Medicaid waiver

Cuts to Medicaid’s home care waiver program in West Virginia has led to a suit on behalf of affected recipients. The judge hearing the case has allowed it to proceed as a class action. For more details, click here.

Nebraska Medicaid eyes retooling long-term care progam

In good news for Nebraskans, the state Medicaid department is looking to overhaul their long-term care program.  The move looks to improve access to care and streamline the eligibility process. For more information: click here.