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Final Friday Update: April 2019

Webinar Recorded: April 26, 2019
Presented by Jill Roamer, JD,
ElderCounsel, LLC
Duration: 30 minutes

Watch ElderCounsel’s 30-minute review of important news updates in the areas of Medicaid planning, special needs planning and veterans pension planning from across the country.


  1. Medicaid applicant wins a reduction in penalty period for payments made to nursing home
  2. Medicare observation status lawsuit update
  3. Nursing home arbitration clause voided due to language barrier
  4. Non-clients lack standing to sue attorney for failing to create trust
  5. Promissory note payments in unequal amounts deemed available asset for Medicaid applicant
  6. Medicaid applicant penalized for transfers because evidence to rebut presumption was not presented
  7. Assaults on elderly men drastically increase
  8. Assisted suicide law approved in New Jersey
  9. Medicaid updates
    a. Tennessee one step closer to Medicaid block grants
    b. Alaska one step closer to Medicaid block grants
    c. Idaho enacts Medicaid expansion; seeks work requirements
    d. North Carolina’s Medicaid expansion bill
  10. Feel Good Friday
    a. New theme park to open next year that is ultra-accessible
    b. 66-year old man teaches himself to play trumpet so he can perform taps

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