Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports that The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid/Medi-Cal, did not accurately report on Care Compare nursing homes’ deficiencies as related to the nursing homes health, fire safety, and emergency preparedness.
Medi-Cal is California’s health insurance program for low-income or low-resource individuals, funded jointly through state and federal dollars. There are many different Medi-Cal programs, and each program has different eligibility criteria.
The following property is generally exempt and therefore not counted in determining Long Term Care Medi-Cal eligibility:
- The home: totally excluded, if it is the principal residence.
Special Alert Thanks to new laws enacted in 2021, the state is expected to eliminate the Medi-Cal asset test completely no sooner than January 2024.