A bill introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to tighten Medicaid eligibility for Long Term Care by allowing states to decrease the amount of home equity exemption to as low as $50,000.
H.R. 1702, or the “Medicaid Program Integrity Act of 2013”, also includes an attempt to eliminate the Maintenance of Effort rules. The Maintenance of Effort rules, which were established in the Affordable Care Act, have been preventing states from closing loopholes that allow Medicaid fraud in long term care services.
Bill Meant to Minimize Medicaid Abuse and Fraud
Both provisions of the bill are intended to reduce Medicaid[…]