Elder Law and Changes to Medicaid

Overview

Ohio Medicaid has changes coverage for thousands of Ohioans who previously “spent down” a portion of their income each month to be eligible for health care benefits. In August 2016, the income limit was raised, and individuals with income below the new, higher eligibility limit have been automatically converted to full Medicaid.

  • Individuals no longer need to “spend down” to a more restrictive income limit.
  • Individuals no longer need to apply separately for SSI and Medicaid benefits.
  • Medicaid coverage will be available to more low-income individuals.

The disability determination redesign is part of a comprehensive strategy to modernize the administration of Ohio’s Medicaid program. As a result of the disability determination redesign, Ohio will join the majority of states in having a single process for the application and determination of disability benefits

Impact on Individuals

Most individuals who are aged, blind, or disabled and served by the Medicaid program did not have a change in their coverage when these changes took effect on August 1, 2016.

All individuals impacted by the change have a pathway to coverage. Individuals with questions about coverage should contact their local County Department of Job and Family Services to review their individual case.

Qualified Income Trusts:

Some individuals with income over the state limit may remain eligible for Medicaid by depositing excess income into a Qualified Income Trust (QIT). Free assistance is available to those who need to set up a trust. Contact Automated Health Systems at OhioQIT@automated-health.com or 1-844-265-4722 for more information.

Specialized Recovery Services Program:

Some individuals may be eligible for the new Specialized Recovery Services (SRS) program, allowing them to keep their Medicaid health coverage and receive additional services.

Format
7 part video, duration of 01:06:11.
Production Date
8/5/2016
Tags
elder
medicaid
State Due Date Credit Information
Alaska 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. Alaska allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your Alaska CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
Arizona 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. Arizona allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your Arizona CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
Colorado 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. Colorado allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your Colorado CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
Florida 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. Florida allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your Florida CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
Hawaii 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. Hawaii allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your Hawaii CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
Kentucky 6/30/2018 Kentucky Bar Association approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General.
Maine 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. Maine allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your Maine CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
New Hampshire 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. New Hampshire allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your New Hampshire CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
New Jersey 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. New Jersey allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your New Jersey CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
New Mexico 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. New Mexico allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your New Mexico CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
New York 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. New York allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your New York CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
North Dakota 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General. North Dakota allows you to receive 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General towards your North Dakota CLE requirements for successfully completing this course.
Ohio 12/31/2017 Ohio State Supreme Court approved this course for 1.00 CLE Hour(s) of type General.

Gregory S. French

Gregory S. French

Gregory S. French is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the Ohio State Bar Association and the National Elder Law Foundation, accredited by the Veterans Administration, and rated AV Preeminent and Top-Rated in both Elder Law and Healthcare Law by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, a Best Lawyer in Elder Law by Best Lawyers in America, a Top Lawyer in Ohio by the Legal Network, a Best Attorney in Southwest Ohio by the Business Courier, and a Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine. For 39 years, he has helped older persons and persons with disabilities or special needs to maximize their independence and quality of life and to receive any help or care they may need in ways that best utilize and protect life savings. He has chaired the Elder Law Committees of the Ohio State and Cincinnati Bar Associations and is Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is NAELA Fellow, a member of NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners, chairs NAELA's Professionalism and Ethics Committee, and has co-authored Anderson's Ohio Elder Law Practice Manual. 

Education:

Valparaiso University School of Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.) 1976

Valparaiso University
Bachelor's degree, Philosophy and The Humanities
1973

Additional Honors & Awards

  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the Ohio State Bar Association.
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.
  • Accredited by the Veterans Administration.
  • Rated AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Rated Top-Rated in Elder Law by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Rated Top-Rated in Healthcare Law by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.
  • Selected as a Top Lawyer in Ohio by the Legal Network.
  • Selected as a Best Attorney in Southwest Ohio by the Business Courier.
  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine.
  • Selected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Presented the Paul Lichterman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services for Olde

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