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3-day hospital inpatient status rule

Medicare’s 3-day hospital inpatient status rule

By Miles Hurley | May 7, 2024

Have you heard of Medicare’s 3-day hospital inpatient status rule? No? Well, you’re not alone. While the terminology may appear daunting, it holds significant implications for beneficiaries of Medicare, particularly those seeking skilled nursing facility (SNF) care after a hospitalization. Inpatient status is imperative To be eligible for Medicare coverage of SNF care , at…

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Nursing home regulations

A major update in nursing home care regulations

By Miles Hurley | April 30, 2024

Last week the Biden Administration announced a pivotal update to nursing home care regulations, introducing the final Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Rule. This significant regulatory change in nursing home regulations aims to enhance the quality of care for residents in facilities that receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid. What’s new? Under the new rule,…

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2024 New Nursing Home and Assisted Living Guide

By Miles Hurley | January 9, 2024

Back by popular demand! We are thrilled to announce our NEW edition of Hurley Elder Care Law’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Guide. Navigating the long-term care maze is complex and can become a full-time job. Our comprehensive 2024 Nursing Home and Assisted Living Guide is crucial as you make care decisions for your aging…

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The discharge process

The Discharge Process

By Miles Hurley | May 30, 2023

Families often call us when their loved one is in a nursing home for rehabilitation services such as physical or occupational therapies. They have many questions about the discharge process and are concerned for the transition back home. The process often starts during a hospital stay when a team of medical professionals suggest a move…

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Covid-19 waivers to be discontinued

Covid-19 Medicare Waivers to be Discontinued

By Miles Hurley | May 9, 2023

At Hurley Elder Care Law, we navigate the complex rules and requirements of multiple state and federal benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid so we can provide the most up-to-date legal plans and advice to our clients and partners.  The Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) saw the implementation of many different waivers by the Centers…

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VA Special Pensions

How do VA Pensions and Medicaid work together?

By Miles Hurley | March 14, 2023

How Do VA Special Pensions and Medicaid Work Together to Pay for Nursing Home Level Care? If you are reading this, then chances are that you or your loved one is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran. First, let us thank you for your service. We want to be sure that veterans and…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Spouses

Medicaid When Both Spouses Need A Nursing Home

By Miles Hurley | April 19, 2022

Hurley Elder Care Law often discusses the protections for married couples when one spouse enters the nursing home and the other resides at home or in a community. But what happens when both spouses require nursing home level care? This occurs more often than you may think, and the Medicaid rules are quite different when…

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How Do Burial Contracts Work with GA Nursing Home Medicaid?

By Miles Hurley | April 12, 2022

Burial Contracts and Medicaid Eligibility Last week, we discussed the complexities of how life insurance impacts Nursing Home Medicaid eligibility. However, what if the Medicaid applicant does not have life insurance but would like a plan in place to help their family pay for final expenses? Many people will consider paying in advance for funeral…

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Medicaid journey

Wrapping up our Medicaid journey

By Miles Hurley | March 30, 2021

We are wrapping up our Medicaid journey. We have been able to explore many side roads, obstacles and rarely discussed long-term care programs along the way. In our weekly blogs we have spent time talking about: *2021 Eligibility Requirements and Changes * Applying for Nursing Home Medicaid in GA * Medicaid for Single People *Medicaid…

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Money Follows the Person

Money Follows the Person

By Miles Hurley | March 23, 2021

As we wind down our Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid road trip, today’s detour is going to explore one of Medicaid’s less known but truly beneficial initiatives, Money Follows the Person (MFP). This program is designed to help individuals who are living in long-term care facilities like nursing homes as Medicaid recipients return to their homes…

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