Today I am joined by Tammy Bruce of Crowne Healthcare Brown’s Nursing and Rehab to talk all things Medicaid.
With confidence I think I can say one of the MOST confusing aspects of caring for an aging senior is insurance. And honestly, I have worked with so many difference providers of long term care insurance, traditional health insurance, and government insurance…its all confusing. But as confusing as it is, we have to understand it. At least enough to avoid errors.
You may be thinking, “I’m not going to put mom in the nursing home.” As an advocate for aging in place, I completely commend that and want to support your efforts. But I also very much believe that sometimes the best laid plans do not go as we hoped. Having all of the information to make the best decisions for your family, is so important. This is one area where we really need to have the information so we can plan for the unexpected. Medicaid does a look back for 5 years and if mom’s finances have not been properly handled, it can be a complete and total mess.
As I started to plan this episode and gather as much information as possible, I thought, who better to walk us through the Medicaid application process than a billing professional.
Tammy has 7.5 years of experience billing all payer sources of the nursing home and before that worked for 23 years in banking. Even on the banking side she worked with Medicaid on account audits so her understanding of the process is a huge asset to our listeners.
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