Reducing Variation in Medicaid Asset Transfer Rates: Phase 2
Expanding Health Care Coverage
October 14, 2009
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Those having either income or assets that exceed the annual limits are not eligible.
Applicants who transferred their assets (to other family members or to a trust, for example) within five years of applying for Medicaid long-term care coverage are also not eligible. According to a March 2009 report published by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government (Rockefeller Institute) and funded by the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth), there is substantial variation and difference in the magnitude of Medicaid denial rates of long-term care coverage across New York’s 62 counties. With a Phase 2 grant from NYHealth, the Rockefeller Institute conducted a study to uncover possible reasons for discrepancies in denial rates and provide actionable recommendations to standardize practices throughout the State.