2017 Long-Term Medi-Cal: The Legislature’s Year in Review


In 2016, the California Legislature enacted dramatic changes to long-term Medi-Cal’s estate recovery system, as I wrote about earlier this year. As 2017 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that it isn’t going to bring the same sort of major shifts to long-term Medi-Cal as last year did. But that isn’t to say that the Legislature ignored long-term Medi-Cal this year. In fact, nearly a dozen bills were introduced regarding long-term Medi-Cal or long-term care generally, and several became law. Here’s a rundown of legislative activity in this area during 2017: Enacted: Legislation That Became Law AB 275: [...]

2017 Long-Term Medi-Cal: The Legislature’s Year in Review2021-04-09T00:24:50+00:00

Changes to Medi-Cal Estate Recovery in 2017


I’ve written about Medi-Cal estate recovery in the past, but today I’m going to talk about some big changes that became effective earlier this year. For Medi-Cal beneficiaries who die on or after January 1, 2017, the Medi-Cal estate-recovery rules have changed. Some of these changes only impact recipients of Medi-Cal benefits other than long-term care, but some apply across the board. Let’s see what’s different now for long-term Medi-Cal beneficiaries. 1. Survivors Under pre-2017 law, Medi-Cal could not recover from someone’s estate if he or she was survived by a spouse or registered domestic partner, but it could recover [...]

Changes to Medi-Cal Estate Recovery in 20172021-04-09T00:32:15+00:00