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No Retroactive Application of Policy Changes Permitted; Payments for Renovations to Accommodate Petitioner Permitted; Payments Consistent with Prior Accepted Obligation Permitted. Petitioner was hospitalized with a stroke in 2008, after which she went to live with one of her sons until she was re-hospitalized in November 2008. Thereafter, she remained in a nursing home. Petitioner […]

The Limit is the Limit, Part 2. Petitioner entered the nursing home on April 17, 2007 and applied for Medicaid on February 22, 2008. Petitioner sough retroactive coverage for November 2007 through January 2008. Unfortunately, Petition was over resourced. After designating stock as a burial resource, she still had $5,569.73 on November 1st, $4,077.13 on […]

Cost-share deduction for health insurance premiums. The ALJ stated the issue as whether a nursing home resident is entitled to a deduction from her patient liability for Medicaid for Health insurance premiums paid by her spouse who resides in the community. DFCS disallowed IME coverage for health insurance premiums paid y the Community Spouse, taking […]

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In Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 542 F.3d 424 (2008), the State of Maryland petitioned for review of a final decision of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) disapproving an amendment to the Maryland State Medicaid Plan (SMP). Maryland’s SMP would have eliminated deductions […]

In Timm v. Mont. Dep’t of Pub. HHS, 2008 MT 126 (2008), Linda Timm entered the nursing home in July 2002. The Timm family applied for Medicaid on November 1, 2002 reporting, among other resources, the Community Spouse’s one-third interest in J & R Transportation, Inc., worth roughly $20,150. The Department completed its first resource […]

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