Estate Recovery

A state is entitled to recover for Medicaid payments correctly paid on behalf of the individual by use or real or personal property liens and recovery from decedents’ estates. 42 U.S.C. § 1396p(b)(1)(B); HCFA Transmittal 63; N.J.S.A. 30:4D-7.2 et seq.; N.J.A.C. 10:49-1 et seq. The state is required to seek reimbursement from an individual’s estate…

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Selecting a Nursing Home for Your Loved Ones

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed a rating of nearly 16,000 nursing homes throughout the United States.  This was done under the CMS Nursing Home Compare System.  Based on these ratings, the Scripps Howard news service did a statistical analysis.  Many of the findings were interesting.  They included: NON-PROFITS Generally, nursing…

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