Category Archives: Medicaid

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 […]

An Explanation on Pooled Income Trust for NY Medicaid Home Care

Click on the Article title to view a video on Pooled Income Trust.

MLTC Members- Know your rights during COVID-19

Below is a Fact Sheet from New York Legal Assistance Group regarding your rights if you need to temporarily reduced your home care hours during the COVID-19 crisis. Did Your MLTC Plan Ask You to Agree to Reduce Your Hours? Or do you WANT to Reduce your Hours During COVID-19 Emergency? You may want to […]

Initial Summary of New York State Medicaid Cuts

On February 4, 2020, Gov. Cuomo convened a Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT II), tasked with finding $2.5 billion worth of cuts – or savings –  from the Medicaid program in time for the April 1, 2020 New York State Budget.  The team met for the first time on February 11th and then again on March […]

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