Should My Husband Switch From Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare Once He Is Approved for Medicaid?
I need to find out if I should switch my husband, who is in a nursing home, to original Medicare now that Medicaid has app...Read more
No. Medicaid has two rights to repayment. First, if the benefit was obtained fraudulently or in error, it can ask for reimbursement. Second, at the death of the beneficiary it can seek repayment from his estate for benefits paid after age 55 or for nursing home care at any age. There are some exceptions to this claim and depending on the state it may only be made against probate property and not against property that does not pass through probate, such as jointly owned accounts or real estate.
For more on Medicaid's right to repayment, click here.