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Justice for the Rich; Slapdown for the Rest of Us

In a September 30, 2016 decision, Price v. Medicaid Director, 838 F.3d 739 (6th Cir. 2016), The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court showed its lack of compassion and understanding of those who have limited income and modest net worth. The court held that while nursing home residents may have their eligibility for care paid by the state backdated up to three Read More


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Michigan Designated Funeral Representative

A new law, 2016 Publ. Act 57, effective June 27, 2016, authorizes a person identified as the declarant, to designate a funeral representative to make decisions about postmortem funeral arrangements and the handling, cremation, disposition, or disinterment of the declarant’s body. MCLA 700.3206(2)(a).  The Act includes authority for cremation and determination of the right to possess the cremains, which is Read More


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Integrated Care Initiative

Michigan’s Medicaid system is involved in a project to better integrate the care provided to Medicaid recipients who also have Medicare coverage. These recipients are referred to as “dually-eligible.” In an ideal world, it would not make any difference whether your care were covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance. If you had an ingrown toenail or a torn ACL, Read More


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Stealth Regulations under Pennsylvania Medicaid Program

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare issued a “policy clarification” on June 27, 2011 pertaining to the sale of a person’s home when the person has a spouse who is receiving nursing care funded by Medicaid. This policy unfairly restricts the amount of money the person can keep out of the sale and is contrary to federal law. Further, it is Read More