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New York Medicaid Update: Countdown to Home Care Changes

The window of opportunity is closing soon for elder law attorneys in New York to take advantage of generous Medicaid home care benefits for their clients. On October 1, drastic changes take effect that will severely limit access and eligibility, primarily by instituting a new 30-month lookback period for asset transfers and altering the standards for medical qualification.

During this webinar, we cover the most up-to-date information on the scheduled phase of the rules from the NYS Legislature and Department of Health, and the ramifications for both clients and attorneys. We also outline strategies available through ElderDocx® to create short and long-term planning opportunities for New York Medicaid.
Topics Covered: 
  • Explanation of the New York Medicaid changes and expectations for the phase in of drastic new rules, to include a 30-month lookback and resulting periods of ineligibility; new medical standards involving ADLs; new independent advisory panels to establish eligibility instead of patient’s physician, etc.
  • How to calculate the penalty period for home care resulting from the new lookback rules
  • How to market the changes to clients and keep Medicaid business coming in
  • Planning strategies through ElderDocx® to create new opportunities for your elder law practice

Recorded: September 17, 2020
Duration: 1 Hour and 33 Minutes
Presenters: Louis W. Pierro, Esq., Vincent J. Russo, J.D., LL.M. CELA, Donald W. Mustico, Esq., and Sean M. Hanrahan, J.D.

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