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New York State Department Of Health Issues New Administrative Directive Related To Expedited New York Medicaid Eligibility For Personal Care Services And Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services

On July 1, 2016 The New York State Department of Health issued Administrative Directive 16 OHIP / ADM-02 setting forth the requirements and procedures for expedited Medicaid eligibility determinations for New York Medicaid applicants/recipients who have an “immediate need” for Personal Care Services (PCS) or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS). This Administrative Directive is… Read More »






Advanced Planning With Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

Many people recognize the importance of implementing traditional estate planning techniques such as having a will or revocable trust, executing a durable power of attorney and preparing advance health care directives. But advance planning for long term care (LTC) in a nursing home often doesn’t get the attention it should. Without proper planning, a mere… Read More »






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