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 […]

Nursing Home or Hospital Dumping Can Be Elder Abuse in New Jersey

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Discharge from a Nursing Home Lawyer In many cases, an aging person who is discharged from a nursing home is discharged because they aren’t as profitable as someone else. While Medicaid covers the costs of a nursing home, it does not pay as well as private pay […]

BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NEW JERSEY NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Elder Care Lawyer New Jersey has in place a “Bill of Rights” for nursing home residents. The New Jersey Nursing Home Bill of Rights law can be found in N.J.S.A. 30:13-1 et seq., and in the administrative code at N.J.A.C. 8:39-4.1. The rights established under this law are […]

THE NEW JERSEY CONSUMER FRAUD ACT AND NEW JERSEY NURSING HOMES (Part I)

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Consumer Fraud Lawyer The Admission Agreements for nursing homes under the consumer fraud act was recently analyzed by the court. The New Jersey CFA prohibits: “The act, use or employment by any person of any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation, or the […]

The Law Has Changed: Read About This “Medicaid Near Miss”

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., NJ Medicaid Attorney Here’s a story I was told by a colleague.  Mary was 85 years old and had been cared for by her granddaughter, Jane for several years.  As Mary’s health deteriorated mentally and physically, Jane devoted more of her time to caring for Mary, putting her own life on hold […]

The Risk of Going Through Medicaid Application Process Alone

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., NJ Medicaid Application Attorney When money is running out and the family is faced with the need to apply for Medicaid to pay for long term care the question becomes “should we do this ourselves or should we hire an elder law attorney to help?”  Sometimes the hospital or the nursing […]

How to Reduce Long-Term Care Insurance Costs

While long-term care insurance can be a good way to pay for a nursing home stay or a home health care worker, it doesn’t come cheap. Annual premiums vary significantly, depending on your age, health, and the type of policy, but policies can run as high as $5,000 per year. You do not need to […]