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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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  In the end, the only thing that matters about this case is that it is unpublished.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...

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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...

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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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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.