Maine Medicaid Websites
Maine Medicaid is a government health insurance program available to people with very limited income and resources. MaineCare is a health insurance program run by the Department of Health and Human Services. Covered services are the medically necessary services you can get with your MaineCare benefit package. Your benefit package may not cover all of the services you need and some services are not covered in any MaineCare benefit package.
MAINE MEDICAID LAWYERS
All MaineCare members get a permanent, plastic MaineCare card. Your name and identification number is on the front of the card. On the back, there is a magnetic strip that your provider can swipe to find out about your eligibility and the services you can get.
When you qualify for MaineCare, DHHS sends you a MaineCare card. Only you can use your card. It is against the law to let anyone else use it. http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
MaineCare Planning and Applications – The rules regarding eligibility for medical assistance are complex, and the process of filing a MaineCare application can be tedious, intimidating and overwhelming. Skelton Law Offices represents individuals before the Department of Health and Human Services. The firm prepares and files applications on behalf of applicants. In the event that an application is denied, Skelton Law Offices represents clients on appeals of those denials.
No one chooses to live in a nursing home. But some older Mainers eventually need care in a nursing home setting. For many, this means not only the loss of personal autonomy but also the depletion of all assets. That is because nursing home care can cost $80,000 per year or more. According to the Cost of Care Survey for 2008 conducted by Genworth Financial, the average rate in Maine was $208 (semi-private) and $233 (private) per day.
MainCare attorneys provide advice to individuals who want to preserve assets from long-term care costs. They offer legitimate strategies for hastening eligibility for Medicaid benefits to pay for care in nursing homes, in assisted living facilities, and at home. But Medicaid law is complex and became more complicated with the adoption of the Deficit Reduction Act on February 8, 2006. This article highlights some of those changes and dispels certain myths about the Medicaid program.