GDGC News and Events June 2017

GDGC Managing Partner, Jennifer Cona, Moderating ABA Program on June 20, 2017 GDGC Managing Partner, Jennifer Cona, is moderating an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar on "The Life Insurance Policy Crisis: The Advisors’ and Trustees’ Guide to Managing Risks and Avoiding a Client Crisis." Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:00 - 2:30pm 1.50 CLEs for Attorneys For … Continue reading GDGC News and Events June 2017

Managed Long Term Care at Home: Proactive Action Required to Expedite Benefits

Managed Long Term Care at Home:  Proactive Action Required to Expedite Benefits There are two components to a Medicaid Home Care application: the financial eligibility review and the medical assessment to determine the appropriate number of hours of home health aide services. Recent events have led to a dramatic back-log of medical assessments, causing applicants … Continue reading Managed Long Term Care at Home: Proactive Action Required to Expedite Benefits

Medicare Observation Status: Beware of this Coverage Pitfall

After a 3 day or more in-patient hospital stay, an individual transferred from a hospital directly to a nursing home or rehabilitation center is entitled to Medicare coverage for a certain period of time. However, individuals kept on “observation” status are not entitled to such Medicare coverage. Imagine that your loved one was in the hospital for … Continue reading Medicare Observation Status: Beware of this Coverage Pitfall

The Myth of 100 Days of Medicare Coverage in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility coverage is generally available to qualified individuals 65 years of age or older and individuals under age 65 who have been disabled for at least 24 months who meet the following 5 requirements: 1) the resident requires daily skilled nursing or rehabilitation services that can be provided only in … Continue reading The Myth of 100 Days of Medicare Coverage in a Skilled Nursing Facility