In today's blog, we are addressing an issue that many people in Ohio have faced while applying for Medicaid.
In short, the answer is no; a facility cannot legally discharge you during a Medicaid appeal. Whether you have an application pending or if you are appealing a denial, that facility cannot kick you out.
It is not uncommon for a Medicaid application to be denied because of errors. Up until recently, there was no law in place to cover whether a facility could discharge a patient if they were appealing an error made by a caseworker during the application process.
We had a client who was dealing with this exact case, and we were fighting for their right to stay in their facility. We can't possibly anticipate every error that a caseworker can make. So, the intent was to protect when there are errors made. The judge agreed, and he changed the law in the state of Ohio. Now, if there's a legitimate error made by a caseworker, you're protected.
If you are looking into Medicaid, are applying for Medicaid, or trying to appeal a denial, Richard A. Myers Jr. and Associates is here to help you. Contact us today to learn more.