Certified Medicaid Planner Designation

Category: Medicaid Planning

05 May

Certified Medicaid Planner™ Designation Gets National Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2014 Washington, DC – The Certified Medicaid Planner™ Governing Board is pleased to announce that it has received full accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) – the gold standard in accreditation. The certification known as “Certified Medicaid Planner™” or referred to by its acronym “CMP™” is the […]

19 Dec

Important 2015 Dollar Limits for Medicaid

CMS Releases 2015 Spousal Impoverishment Figures CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has released the new annual spousal impoverishment and SSI figures for 2015. The full numbers are contained in a pdf file which you can download by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post. Here is a quick recap of the […]

15 Nov

Major Circuit Court Ruling on Medicaid Compliant Annuities

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals released a favorable Medicaid annuity planning ruling. Occasionally in the area of long-term care Medicaid the states like to overreach. States agree to run Medicaid in a way that is no more restrictive than the federal laws governing Medicaid.  Even still they try to go beyond their federal mandate […]

22 Aug

Important 2013 Dollar Limits for Medicaid

Medicaid figures are released annually by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), effective at the beginning of the year. The following are important limits for long-term care Medicaid for 2013: Community Spouse Resource Allowance (maximum): $115,920 Community Spouse Resource Allowance (minimum): $23,184 Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,898 Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance […]

21 Aug

Court Ruling on DOMA Expands Medicaid for Same-Sex Couples

The good news for same-sex couples is that the rulings handed down on June 26, 2013 by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will expand the definition of spouse for Medicaid purposes to include a same-sex spouse.[1]  The opinion resulted in repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (known as “DOMA”) as it […]

09 Aug

Why You Should Become a CMP™

With the growth in the aging population, Certified Medicaid Planners™ are in high demand.  As the need for long-term care services rises, more people are forced to look at Medicaid planning to avoid financial ruin.  Without help, often a patient can overspend on the cost of long-term care — draining valuable resources from the healthy spouse. […]