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PAELA Opposes Expanded Estate Recovery

June 6, 2014

Section 1412 of HB 1351 vastly expands the ability of the state to seek recovery from an estate to repay the Medicaid program. In no other public benefit or public welfare program must persons forfeit equity in their home to repay the Commonwealth or the Federal government for funds expended on their behalf. An analysis Read more…

PAELA Supports HB2252

March 10, 2013

In a misguided effort to attempt to collect additional revenues, last spring the Governor proposed expanding estate recovery to reach property held as joint tenants or tenants by the entireties, life insurance, life estates, trusts, annuities and any ÔÇťother assets in which the deceased individual had any legal title or interest at the time of Read more…

PAELA Submits Comments to the JSGC Report on Powers of Attorney

March 11, 2010

The Joint State Government Commission issued a report on Powers of Attorney. The report can be found at this link: PAELA submitted comments to this report, a copy of which is available below.

PAELA Opposes HB68

July 1, 2009

This proposed legislation would amend Section 3101(b) of Title 20 to direct the disposition of small bank accounts upon the death of the depositor. PAELA members are concerned about the significant detrimental effects of this proposal. A copy of the letter that was sent by PAELA to all members of the Senate leadership can be Read more…

PAELA Submits Amicus Brief in Federal Spousal Annuity Case

January 22, 2009

PAELA joined with NAELA and the New Jersey chapter of NAELA to prepare and submit a brief to the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the plaintiff in a case involving the treatment of spousal annuities for purposes of Medicaid eligibility. A copy of the brief is available below.

Assisted Living Residence Regulations

September 12, 2008

On September 12, 2008, PAELA sent a letter to the Internal Regulatory Review Commission endorsing the comments submitted by the Pennsylvania Bar Association regarding the Assisted Living Residence Regulations. The text of this letter can be found here. See all of the comments the text of the proposed regulations All of the comments, and the Read more…

Nursing Facility Clinically Eligible Definition

May 22, 2008

On May 22, 2008, PAELA sent a letter to the Office of Long Term Living to express concerns with the proposed changes to the the NFCE standard. The text of that letter can be found in the attachment below.

Home and Community-Based Services

February 5, 2008

On February 5, 2008, PAELA sent a letter to the Office of Long Term Living outlining our comments on the Home and Community Based Services Waiver renewal that the OLTL was submitting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The text of that letter can be found in the attachment below.