This article will cover:
- Common causes of Medicaid denials.
- Hidden pitfalls that are easily overlooked.
- Time and money saved by utilizing a proper attorney.
Are There Different Types Of Medicaid Denials?
Yes, there are several reasons that may lead to a Medicaid denial. Some of these include:
- Not having the medical portion of Medicaid: Medicaid requires a certain level of care and if you don’t meet this requirement, your application can be denied.
- Being over income: Medicaid is meant for those who meet a certain income threshold. If you exceed this threshold, your application can be denied, unless you have a qualified income trust.
- Life insurance with cash value is considered an asset and can cause a denial if not properly disclosed or transferred or liquidated.
- Non-disclosure of assets: Life insurance with cash value is considered an asset in most cases and needs to be disclosed in your Medicaid application. Failing to do so may result in a denial.
- Incorrect answers on the application: There can be many questions to answer on a Medicaid application and if you don’t know the correct answer, your application can be denied.
- Leaving the facility before approval: If you are applying for Medicaid for a nursing home, but leave the facility before approval, your application can be denied.
It’s important to be aware of these pitfalls when Applying For Medicaid and to work with a skilled attorney to ensure that your application is completed correctly. This can save you time and money in the long run. Contact (561) 907-7848 for more information on Medicaid Law in Florida and to schedule an initial consultation.