Medicaid Homestead Change = Small Potatoes
By Doug Chalgian on June 2, 2023
The details of a previously announced (and blogged about) change to the definition of an exempt homestead for Medicaid has been revealed, and it turns out to...
Worst Medicaid Case Ever gets Published
By Doug Chalgian on May 21, 2023
It’s hard to imagine what the lawyer who handled this appeal was thinking. Facts are: In February, Deborah created an irrevocable trust. The terms of the trust...
The End of the PHE
By Doug Chalgian on May 11, 2023
Today, May 11, 2023, marks the end of the public health emergency that began when COVID kicked in just over three years ago. While there are many...
Medicaid Exempt Homestead Alert
By Doug Chalgian on April 25, 2023
A notice of proposed policy just circulated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services alerts planners that a change in the way DHHS defines an...
October Brings Bitcoin Rules and Waiver Snapshot Clarity
By Doug Chalgian on September 11, 2022
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has given notice of Medicaid policy changes taking effect October 1, 2022. I’ll comment on two of those changes:...
Medicaid Planners Consider Move to Circuit Court
By Doug Chalgian on July 31, 2022
Over the years I’ve written about many appellate cases which began when an attorney went to court to engage in Medicaid planning. Almost all of those cases...
COA Makes Miraculous Medicaid Turnaround
By Doug Chalgian on May 28, 2022
Last week I posted about a Court of Appeals opinion called In Re Richard Lee Conrad. In that post, I complained that a three-judge panel of the...
COA Issues Misguided Opinion on Medicaid Planning
By Doug Chalgian on May 22, 2022
In the end, the only thing that matters about this case is that it is unpublished. And that’s good. Otherwise, Conrad v Michigan Department of Health and...
COA Upholds Separate Maintenance for Medicaid Planning
By Doug Chalgian on March 19, 2022
Stacy v Stacy, involves the validity of a separate maintenance agreement entered into for Medicaid planning purposes. [Click on the name to read the case.] Husband is...
Medicaid Letter has Advocates Looking Up
By Doug Chalgian on February 2, 2022
A recent letter from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has advocates excited about the possibility that the end may be near for the income...
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