Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#25) / State pushes to maximize health exchange enrollment

Jan 28, 2015 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Washington State Health Benefit Exchange is moving on several fronts to maximize health insurance enrollment before the second ACA enrollment deadline.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#24) / New Medicaid gifting rules affect estate planning

Dec 3, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Recent rule changes by the Washington State Medicaid program will affect how estate planning takes place.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#23) / Medicaid gifting rules in major change

Nov 5, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Medicaid gifting rules in Washington State are being affected by major changes

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#22) / Improving dual-eligible care strategies

Oct 8, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

It is particularly difficult to provide appropriate health care and long-term care services to “dual eligibles” — individuals who are qualified for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#21) / “Transfer on Death” deeds now authorized

Sep 10, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Effective June 12, 2014, Washington state adopted new “Transfer on Death” (TOD) deed legislation. The new statutes will often affect Elder Law Practices.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#20) / Obtaining mental health services for seniors

Aug 13, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

A recent ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court has illustrated the difficulties that may be experienced by an attorney in obtaining care for a senior client or family member

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#19) / Applying to Medicaid for long-term care

Jul 16, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Applying for Medicaid-funded long-term care in Washington State has not been substantially affected by the Affordable Care Act.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#18) / Seeking solutions for dementia care

Jun 18, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

One of the most difficult situations in Elder Law develops around the management of care for fragile individuals who have significant levels of dementia.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#17) / Expanded-Medicaid enrollees and estate recovery

May 21, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The impact of estate recovery regulations on the expanded Medicaid program has become an issue because eligibility is now determined based only on income.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#16) / HCA pushes toward “value” contracting

Apr 23, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Washington State Health Care Authority is working to change how state health care services are delivered and purchased, affecting all health care services in the state.

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