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MasteringMedicare episode 18: Medicaid Long Term Care: interview with Robert Bullock Esq.

In this amazing interview with Robert Bullock , a DC-based Elder Law attorney, from   The Elder & Disability Law Center , Dr. Amy Schiffman and Dr. Alex Mohseni discuss Medicaid Long Term Care coverage. We cover these topics: What is Medicaid Medica long term care eligibility What does Medicaid waiver mean? How does one qualify for Medicaid Medical eligibility for Medicaid long term care Financial eligibility for Medicaid long term care Most people are in crisis mode when trying to qualify for Medicaid long term care How are patients assigned to rehab Medicaid 5 year lookback Put your assets into an irrevocable trust at least 5 years before you think you made need Medicaid Why doesn't Medicaid cover ALF Medicaid long term care payments are like a loan Medicaid estate recovery Atlantic article on Medicaid estate recovery Life care Planning and Management At what age should everybody talk to an elder law attorney Video version of this episode: Robert
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MasteringMedicare Episode 14: Hospice and Secrets of the Hospice Industry published!

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