Proposed Policy Promises Problems for Planners

By Doug Chalgian on April 4, 2019

This is a post about Medicaid long term care planning. The topic is a proposed policy change related to the use of promissory notes in Medicaid planning.  If...

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Policy Tweaks Scare Medicaid Geeks

By Doug Chalgian on October 4, 2018

When it comes to Medicaid planning, truly the devil is in the details; and the “details” are found in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)...

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VA Program Adds Divestment Rules and More

By Doug Chalgian on September 18, 2018

The so-called “Aid and Attendance” pension has become an important source of income for older adults needing long term care services, and an important source of business for...

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Divestment Rules for Medicaid Waiver Clarified – Maybe

By Doug Chalgian on July 28, 2018

A policy bulletin has been issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services which provides additional direction on when and how a divestment penalty period runs...

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An Inconvenient Obstacle to Community Based LTC

By Doug Chalgian on February 12, 2013

SummaryBecause asset protection strategies commonly used in the context of nursing home Medicaid are problematic in the context of MI Choice Waiver and PACE programs, a significant number...

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Plan to be 100

By Doug Chalgian on December 21, 2012

These days, living to be 100 years-old is not unusual.  But most people (at least most of my clients) don’t necessarily want to think about what that means...

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The King Lear Complex

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

King Lear is a fictional king of ancient times.  William Shakespeare wrote one of his darkest plays about this character. The King was a good man.  He was...

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Doug Chalgian

About The Author: Doug Chalgian

I am an estate planning, probate litigating, elder law attorney. This is a blog for clients and professional colleagues. In it I offer my ideas about the state of the law and the practice of law. I believe we are living through a unique period during which the law (which is traditionally slow to change) and society are attempting to evolve to address the explosion of people living long lives. I find these developments fascinating and enjoy being involved in this evolution.