Pennsylvania Medicaid and Elder Law Attorney

Medicaid Planning

What to do if your Medicaid application is denied?

We take any denial of Medicaid long-term care benefits very seriously, and you should too. There are a variety of reasons that Medicaid applications are denied. Some matters are easily …

Should you hire an attorney for a Medicaid application?

Does the Medicaid application process intimidate you? The application can be very overwhelming if you’ve never completed the process before. Terms like “five-year lookback” and “spousal benefits” can make you …

Nursing Home Medicaid Benefits Denied

The recently decided Commonwealth Court case of Bradford County Manor v. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services[1] illustrates the importance of timely filing an appeal when Medicaid long-term care benefits have been denied.

Uh oh: Nursing Home Handling Medicaid Application

It can be expensive for you to have the nursing home business office handle the application for Medical Assistance…

Pennsylvania’s Filial Support Law: Children Can Be Held Responsible for Parent’s Unpaid Nursing Home Bill

Pennsylvania appellate case law has upheld lower court decisions that imposed liability on children for their parents’ unpaid nursing home bills under Pennsylvania’s filial support statute. It can be surprising for our clients to learn…

Changes in Federal Law Impact Medical Assistance Long-term Care Benefits

Changes in Federal Law Impact Medical Assistance Long-term Care Benefits The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, hereinafter “DRA,” was signed into law by President Bush on February 8, 2006. (See, …