Maryland Elder Law Attorney Jason Frank, Esq. is advocating that the Maryland Senate improve legislation regarding the Home and Community Based Options Waiver so that it:
- Ensures that those people who lose Community First Choice services because of aging into Medicare can access the HCBOW and continue to receive services in the community; and
- Eliminates the 22,000-person HCBOW Registry (waiting list) and serves eligible people who want services directly in the community without first entering a nursing home.
In other words, Medicaid should supplement the costs of in-home care for qualified individuals without the need to first be admitted into a Nursing Home.
For more information about this proposal, see this Jan. 28th, 2019 article from Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC – Jason Frank Presses Maryland Senate for “Aging in Place”.
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