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- How to Survive a Medicaid Fraud Investigation
When Medicaid fraud investigators ask for an interview, remember this: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. The investigators are not there to help you. Their job is to develop evidence to prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
- A Medicaid Work Requirement for Texas?
One of the ideas being floated to help rein in the cost of Medicaid is to impose a work requirement for the program.
- What Triggers a Medicare or Medicaid Billing Fraud Investigation?
Medicare and Medicaid billing mistakes can result in a fraud investigation with potentially serious consequences. You can be required to pay back up to three times the amount you were paid for improperly billed services. And, if the government believes the improper billing was intentional, you can face serious criminal charges, the loss of professional licenses, and exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
- ABLE Accounts for Families with Special Needs
Families who have children with special needs often try to plan ahead to anticipate the needs of the child with disabilities. It is often very costly to provide for the basic needs of a child in this situation. However, parents who take steps to try to safeguard resources for their disabled childís use may wind up causing a child to lose benefits. ABLE accounts may be able to fill in the gap for these families.
- Spouse in Long-Term Care and the Need to Update Estate Plan
There are certain times when individuals need to update their estate planning documents like their will, trust or power of attorney designations. Many individuals are familiar with common times, like when they get married or have children. However, another important time to update an estate plan is if a personís spouse has started to receive long-term care.
- What Are the Uses for a Miller Trust?
A Miller Trust is a special type of trust that adjusts a personís income downward, usually in an attempt for the individual to retain eligibility for certain types of governmental benefit programs. Most often, these trusts are used for the purpose of establishing eligibility for the Medicaid program.
- Facts about a Special Needs Trust
Special needs trusts are designed to help individuals have a better quality of life while retaining eligibility for government benefits. Individuals who have disabilities often have needs that are not covered by health insurance or government benefits. Because they may have limited income, special needs trusts help provide some of these supplemental needs without supplanting government benefits.
- NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation "Interviews" about Medicaid
A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you are the target of a fraud investigation. How you respond to the letter can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and criminal charges. You should get advice from an experienced Medicaid lawyer before you speak to the investigator. Anything you say to the investigator can and will be used against you.
- Avoiding Criminal Charges at the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation for Medicaid Fraud
Every year, hundreds of New Yorkers face criminal charges because they provided false information on their Medicaid application or re-certifications. Your case does not have to end this way. In fact, most Medicaid fraud investigations are settled with no criminal charges at all. The key is how you respond to the Medicaid fraud investigators.
- What is a Special Needs Trust and when Should I have One Made?
A special needs trust is a special type of trust that is used to supplement the needs of someone with a disability without causing him or her to lose other benefits to which he or she is entitled to receive. These trusts must often follow very specific guidelines to ensure that the beneficiary continues to maintain eligibility for governmental programs.