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Are Non-Attorney Medicaid Advisors Engaging in the Unlicensed Practice of Law? Practicing law without a license in the State of New Jersey is a crime, subject to prosecution.   On May 16, 2016, New Jersey’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, which is appointed by its Supreme Court, issued an opinion concerning permissible and impermissible activities of non-lawyer Medicaid […]

          Janie DeLeon Male, our Director of Care Coordination, regularly prepares notes to the file subsequent to her meetings with clients.  I spend about an hour on the weekend reviewing her very detailed notes in order to be aware of the issues involving each of our clients. Janie, along with our other two care coordinators, […]

Sometimes it takes a child to make a difference.  A perfect is example is Nike’s latest footwear, the Zoom Soldier 8, is designed for people with disabilities. The Zoom Soldier 8 story began back in 2012, when Matthew Walzer, a 16-year-old who lives with cerebral palsy, wrote a letter to Nike asking the company to consider […]

Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit Not Counted as Income for Medicaid Eligibility On February 6, 2015, a consent order was filed in the New Jersey federal district court concluding a hard-fought class action lawsuit. In the Order, the State of New Jersey agreed to amend its Medicaid program on a State-Wide basis to exclude VA […]

2015 Professional Seminar Series – Morning, Afternoon and Evening As you may know, for the past eight years, our Elder Law Firm has offered CEU seminars in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We are pleased to announce the beginning of our Professional Dinner Series in 2015.  The Dinner Series seminars will include networking, dinner, and […]

Expanded Eligibitly for New Jersey Home & Community Based Medicaid As we have previously advised, the State of New Jersey has announced that it intends to expand the income eligibility requirements for seniors and those with disabilities living in a community setting. The State of New Jersey recently announced that effective December 1, 2014, seniors […]

The Need to Coordinate Care for the Elderly and Disabled By: Jerold E. Rothkoff We are pleased to announce that effective August 11, 2014, Kathleen McGee has joined our Elder Law firm as a geriatric care coordinator.  Kathleen joins our office after several years of long term care experience working in social services in a […]

            Virtually all of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are currently in force.  Effective April 1, 2014 the provisions include the requirement that all Americans maintain minimum health insurance coverage or face a penalty.  As of April 1, 2014, the penalty for 2014 is the greater of […]

Medicare Improvement Standard Update – Re-Review Request Form Now Available As I have previously written about, the Jimmo Medicare settlement provides for the re-review of certain Medicare claims under maintenance coverage standards for the skilled nursing care (SNF), home health (HH), and outpatient therapy (OPT) benefits, applicable when a patient has no restoration or improvement […]

Will I be Penalized for a $100 Birthday Gift to my Grandchild? By Jerold E. Rothkoff             As many of you know, if you apply for Medicaid eligibility, you must disclose any uncompensated gifts within five years of applying.  This is known as the five year Medicaid look back.  If you have given away assets […]