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Official Notice Of The Georgia Medicaid Estate Recovery Program FYI

Georgia Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has a new program called Medicaid Estate Recovery. Federal law requires all states to recover monies paid for your medical care from your estate. Your estate will include your home and any other assets. This notice will inform you of how you may be affected by Medicaid Estate Recovery. Medicaid members who, at any age, are an inpatient in a nursing facility, immediate care facility for the mentally retarded, or other medical institution that have their medical care paid by Medicaid will be subject to the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program. Additionally, Medicaid members who are 55 years of age or older and who receive home and community based services or are enrolled in and receive services through a waiver program are also subject to Estate Recovery. After your death, your executor, personal representative or heirs will be notified before any recovery is attempted…

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