How to File a Medicaid Application in New Jersey

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County New Jersey Medicaid Application Attorney The process of properly completing a Medicaid application and providing all necessary information and documentation to your county Medicaid agency is extremely labor intensive. The process is deceptive, in that it often may appear to be […]

Understanding the Differences in the Many New Jersey Medicaid Programs

By Fredrick Niemann, Esq. a NJ Medicaid Eligibility Attorney As an elder law attorney, I regularly work in the State Medicaid programs that provide long term care benefits.  I categorize these programs primarily as institutional Medicaid and community waiver Medicaid under the MLTSS Program (Managed Long Term Support Services). Institutional Medicaid covers long term care in […]

How Can An Annuity Protect Your Assets From New Jersey Medicaid Laws?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Attorney Annuities are really confusing.  But in today’s medical world, you may hear that annuities can be “Medicaid friendly.” What exactly is a “Medicaid friendly annuity”?  Simply stated, they are funds converted into an annuity that Medicaid treats as an exempt resource and only as income […]

Federal Medicaid Law Prevents a Nursing Home from Billing You Directly

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ Elder Law & Medicaid Attorney I read an interesting case, which frankly brought up an issue I had not contemplated which is; must a medical service provider (i.e., a doctor, hospital x-Ray technician) bill a Medicare/Medicaid patient directly for services […]

Response Time for a Decision on Your Medicaid Application

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Lawyer Medicaid applications take a long time to prepare and an even longer time to be evaluated by the state.  Be prepared to wait at least 45-180 days for processing your Medicaid application. If your application is incomplete, you’ll wait even longer or be denied […]

The New Jersey Medicaid Application Process:  It’s Tough!

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Attorney The Medicaid application process differs state to state. In New Jersey, the county Medicaid office is generally available to answer questions about, qualifying for Medicaid, as well as the ins and outs of the application process.  But good luck getting a live person or […]