Medicaid Planning helps families who are seeking the best nursing facility care for their loved ones. The law allows some families to preserve certain allowable assets while still qualifying for Medicaid coverage for the costs of the nursing home. Recently, states like Texas have begun Medicaid Estate Recovery Programs, which are designed to pay back to the states the costs of Medicaid through recovery of the recipient's homestead or other assets.
Medicaid planning should begin prior to the necessity of placement in a long-term care facility. Medicaid planning is a document-intensive process. There are ways to legitimately qualify for Medicaid benefits while preserving assets and avoiding recovery.
The Firm can draw on the expertise in the community to facilitate the Medicaid qualification process, and in resolving claims related to Medicaid Estate Recovery.