Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CMS Issues ABLE letter to State Medicaid Directors

CMS released State Medicaid Director Letter #17-002, Implications of the ABLE Act for State Medicaid Programs. The letter is designed to give guidance to state Medicaid programs on implementing ABLE. The letter includes background on the ABLE Act, explains who is eligible to have an ABLE account (including an explanation about the use of the word "qualified" in the statute)), how funds in the ABLE account are treated, contributions by the beneficiary or a 3rd party, distributions, post-Medicaid eligibility treatment of income  and transfers of ABLE money to a state and estate recovery.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2017/09/cms-issues-able-letter-to-state-medicaid-directors.html

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