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The Complete Guide to Medicaid and Nursing Home Costs: How to Keep Your Family Assets Protected - Up to Date Medicaid Secrets You Need to Know Paperback – April 20, 2008

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Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed."
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company (April 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601381530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601381538
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Christoph Berendes on December 10, 2009
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I'm returning this book. It appears to be put together by someone who had a weekend to cut and paste from other sources and a target for number of pages to fill.

I was misled by the seven previous reviewers -- all from the summer of 2008 - who all rated this book at four or five stars. If you check, you'll find that some of these reviewers have only reviewed a few books, mostly published by Atlantic Publishing, and all rated (by them) at four or five stars. Draw your own conclusions.

Chapter 4, on asset protection, includes a number of pages on advanced directives, living wills, healthcare surrogate designations, and medical powers of attorney, great topics that are irrelevant to asset protection.

Chapter 8, "Creative ways to qualify for Medicaid", begins with two pages of anecdotes on various fraudulent practices. A dubious beginning, particularly as it includes some stories of provider fraud, which is again totally irrelevant to how elderly and their loved ones might qualify for Medicaid.

The book has useful information, but it's buried under obvious or irrelevant information. The index is no help. The only term indexed under F is "Family". When I wanted to refer back to the section on Miller trusts, my choices under M were "Married", "Meals", "Medical coverage", "MMMNA", and "Money".
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This must have been written by a junior college author. The book is full of generalities ("check with an elder lawyer") and inaccurate statements. Therefore it is totally worthless.
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I bought this book hoping to learn some specifics about the correct way to do asset transfers in a timely manner. This book was too vague, and did not help me assess different asset transfer methods.
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As the bumper sticker says "Aging, if it's not your problem now it soon will be." This is a necessary book for everyone 55 and over or with a relative that is. It attempts to straighten the tangled web of Medicaid rules. It tells you how to avoid the pitfalls that make an elderly person not qualify for the aide and how to avoid having family assets seized when the bills come rolling in after a serious or long term illness.
This book contains an alphabetical list of Medicaid agencies for each state with address, phone, fax and web site and a short paragraph on the differences for each state listed in chapter 10. The book covers gifts and promissory notes to help when finances become tight. The book even covers alternative services to nursing homes because many states are trying to cut Medicaid costs by looking for alternatives to nursing homes. Each state has different ideas on how to do this. When looking into these programs for loved ones there are certain things one should look for. These are listed within the chapter within each type of program discussed. Probably most importantly chapter 14 deals with how to find a good elder care lawyer. This book even sports case studies, a bibliography and an index.
Although a wise purchase, a slightly difficult book to read because it has some very confusing parts
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In the United States, health care is increasingly becoming one of the biggest crisis that face families today. Government health care programs such as Medicaid offer limited solutions to low-income families, and the process to get proper care is often met with confusion and challenges. The Complete Guide to Medicaid and Nursing Home Costs addresses such scenarios and gives you valuable information on making levelheaded decisions about consultation and representation, achieving financial stability, and protecting your possessions from being seized.

First, it is imperative that you become more knowledgeable about the Medicaid program to navigate all of the glitches within this system. Also, you will learn how to take accurate estimates of your assets (from properties to finances) to determine what is at risk to Medicaid. Remember that the rules in one state may vary from another state and status (single, married, etc) is taken into heavy account. The state takes a vested interest in various areas of your life once you decide on the Medicaid program. This book suggests that you consider annuities, gifts, wills and deeds as critical components in understanding Medicaid as well.

The Complete Guide to Medicaid and Nursing Home Costs shares with you how to qualify for Medicaid by suggesting that you consider a number of conditions such as inflation protection and nursing home care. Needing care or being a caregiver is indeed a touchy subject that this book also addresses. The contact information of each U.S. state agency is included for direction on getting started. News on Medicaid in each state is incorporated for up-to-date knowledge.

There are policies, rules and regulations for every subject matter in this book, which signifies the seriousness of ensuring that your life's plan benefits the whole family.
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Not that helpful. Most of what is in this book is common sense. Perhaps those who know nothing about costs would benefit, I guess.
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THE PRINTER PART DOES NOT ALLOW DUPLEX PRINTING WHEN ASK FOR. ITS RESULTS IN A PAPER
JAM. CUSTOMERS UPSET AND WASTED PAPER
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