We help dozens of social workers throughout New York City in obtaining both Medicaid and home care for their clients. If you are a social worker in New York City seeking help for a client, please give us a call to see how we can help. All assistance is provided free of charge. Please feel free to ask for references.
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Pooled Income Trusts
Home Care Arrangements for Clients with Medicare
Home Care Arrangements for Clients with Medicaid
Medicaid Pending Home Care Arrangements
Private Pay Home Care Arrangements
One of the most common requests received by social workers who work with the elderly and disabled is assistance with Medicaid for home care. The processing of Medicaid applications can be inefficient for social workers as most social workers are not certified Medicaid Client-Representatives and are forced to either wait in long lines at the Medicaid office, or worse – mail in the application. They then have no one to follow up with at Medicaid if something goes wrong. This is compounded by the challenge of finding the time to even complete the applications within what is often already a burgeoning workload.
At Homecare Planning Solutions, we take the burden of completing and filing the applications off the social workers. As certified Medicaid Client-Representatives, we have direct access to Medicaid for submitting applications and for following up with Medicaid on those applications.
If you are seeking help for a client who needs Medicaid for home care, please give us a call. Don’t be intimidated by issues such as “excess income” or a patient needing Medicaid pending services. These are challenges that can often be surmounted.
Undoubtedly, many of your clients that need Medicaid have income above the Medicaid limit. But that should not stop them from getting Medicaid. Setting up a pooled income trust is a great way for someone who needs home care to access Medicaid benefits without having to “spend-down” their excess income. We make the process simple and we are there for the patients and their family members every step of the way.
There is a myriad of issues that can come up with Medicaid. It is often necessary for us to speak with the Medicaid office directly to clarify a given case. If your client is having a Medicaid issue, we may be able to assist in diagnosing the cause of the issue and getting it resolved. Please feel free to give us a call.
If your client has Medicare (or managed Medicare – also known as Medicare Advantage) and needs home care, we can assist with obtaining care covered by insurance. These services tend to be limited both in terms of the amount of services provided and their duration. However, they can be helpful for someone who needs help adjusting at home after a hospitalization or stay in a rehab. Additionally, they can help bridge the waiting period for someone who needs long-term home care and is working on a Medicaid application.
The process for obtaining home care services for people who have Medicaid or are dual-eligible (meaning they have both Medicare and Medicaid) has become more confusing and cluttered with red-tape than ever. We can help you navigate the system to get your client the care she needs quickly and efficiently. Give us a call and we will explain the process, including the steps we can take to help arrange your client’s home care.
If your client needs home care immediately, you may want see if she can receive services Medicaid pending. This means that an agency would provide your client with Medicaid level home care services while her application is being processed. Eligibility for Medicaid pending services is determined on a case-by-case basis, and not everyone who qualifies for Medicaid will be approved for Medicaid pending. That being said, in many cases it can be a real lifesaver.
We have successfully arranged Medicaid pending home care services for many clients. If you would like your client to receive Medicaid pending services, give us a call to see if we can help.
Within a care plan, our initial goal is to get the client home care that is covered by insurance. For any home care that is not covered, we can arrange private pay services. If your client is looking to pay privately for home care, please give us a call today for a quote.
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