The Biden administration has announced far-reaching nursing home reforms. Advocates are calling the proposals, which include the first-ever federal minimum staffing levels, the most significant reforms in decades.
Long-term care costs climbed again in 2021, with rates for home health aides and homemakers seeing the sharpest rises, according to Genworth’s annual Cost of Care Survey. The coronavirus pandemic continues to contribute to cost increases.
When a married couple applies for Medicaid, the Medicaid agency must analyze the couple’s income and assets as of a particular date to determine eligibility. This “snapshot” date can have a major impact on a couple’s financial future.
By James S. Rizzo, Esq.* “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets” – Will Rogers I often tell clients if they have to worry about the estate tax, it’s a “good problem to have”, as that means their asset level is high. That was not the case…
The Biden administration is hearing mounting calls to end a program that advocates warn will radically transform Medicare – and the administration is getting pressure in response from the health care industry.
In the face of mounting criticism that its Direct Contracting initiative will undermine traditional Medicare, the Biden administration announced that rather than terminate the model, it is changing its name and adding protections against abuse.
While declining COVID-19 cases are good news, the end of the pandemic could mean millions of Medicaid recipients will lose their coverage. Federal law has prevented states from terminating Medicaid benefits while the coronavirus health emergency is in place.