Author Archives: Lori Somekh

The NHTD Program: A Possible Alternative to Managed Long Term Care

Learn more about the NHTD program from somekh & associates in New York.

What is the NHTD Program?  The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Medicaid Waivered is a Home and Community-Based Services program that uses Medicaid funding to support and assist individuals with disabilities as well as seniors to promote community inclusion. When informal supports locally funded services, and Medicaid State Plan services do not meet a […]

Interplay Between the Medicaid Home Care Lookback Period and the Nursing Home Lookback Period

medicaid lookback period

In New York, nursing home Medicaid has a 5-year lookback period. That means if an individual goes into a nursing home (or rehab) and applies for Medicaid to cover the bill, Medicaid will look back at the individual’s records for the past 5 years to see if any gifts – or transfers – were made to […]

Changes to NY Medicaid Look-Back Period

In 2021, New York implemented a shorter look-back period for Medicaid applications for Community-Based Long Term Care Services, or home care. Under these new regulations, New York Medicaid applicants are ineligible for home care if they transfer assets within 30 months, or two and a half years, prior to applying for Medicaid benefits. However, COVID-19 […]

What I Learned from COVID Part 3

What I Learned from COVID Part 3

“Clean House” After being out at the beginning of the year because of a major COVID ordeal, I’ve decided to share my story, along with a few tips to help my clients avoid a similar nightmare situation. If you’ve just stumbled upon this post, be sure to check out Part One and Part Two for […]

What I Learned from COVID Part 2

What I Learned from COVID Part 2

“Act Immediately” At the beginning of this year, I was out of commission dealing with a major COVID-19 ordeal. I have decided to publish this three-part blog series in order to provide actionable tips anyone can use to avoid a similar nightmare situation. For the full context of my story, you can visit the first […]

What I Learned from COVID Part 1

What I Learned from COVID Part 1

“Know Where Everything Is” You recently received a newsletter from me for the first time in a while about the new Medicaid home care rules and pooled trusts.  As some of you know, I was out of commission for a while at the beginning of the year due to COVID.  It was quite an ordeal. […]

Legal Docs for Kids

Chad                                    00:03                    Hi everyone. Chad Burton here. This is a special event. Let’s call it that cool Lori special event where, um, Lori and I have been chatting about, uh, her practice and clients and different things. And this topic came up that we thought, you know, it’d be really good idea. Let’s record an […]

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