Certified Medicaid Planner Designation
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23 Nov

Important 2016 Dollar Limits for Medicaid

CMS Releases 2016 Spousal Impoverishment Figures CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has released the new annual spousal impoverishment and SSI figures for 2016. CMS has there will be NO change from 2015 figures. Here is a quick recap of the new figures and what they mean: 2016 ASSET LIMITS: The 2016 minimum Community Spousal […]

02 Sep

President signs NOTICE Act into law

In August, President Obama signed into law the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (“NOTICE Act”).  This Act will greatly help families who transition from a hospital to a nursing home and are looking for Medicare payment while they can organize their affairs to move towards Medicaid qualification. The NOTICE Act […]

04 Aug

Medicaid hits 50-year milestone

July marked the 50th year anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signature, creating the federal and state health care program called Medicaid. In 1965, Medicaid was designed to provide health care for people as well as serve the many different needs of everyone in the country. Today, the program provides health care to one in […]

21 May

CMP™ Accreditation Makes Big Splash

Word of accreditation for the CMP™ has spread like wildfire in the last few weeks, sparking a whole host of interest in the designation.  For the first time ever, all of the communities composing Medicaid planning have come together to establish a universal standard of competency and ethics applicable to all who seek to demonstrate […]

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. […]