Simplified Solutions Announces Medicaid Increases from New York's Assisted Living Waiver

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Medicaid has traditionally been limited in terms of home care and assisted living benefits. That's changing in many states, like New York, and Simplified Solutions of WNY is ready to help clients make the most of Medicaid increases under a new Assistant Living Waiver program.

Simplified Solutions of WNY is thrilled to announce the increase of Medicaid benefits for home living and assisted living thanks to a new Assistant Living Waiver program. The new program is not being adopted in every state, but it is now available in New York. It provides greater reimbursement rates that allow seniors on Medicaid to access the best care possible.

The program is ideally suited for individuals who need comprehensive care but would prefer to remain living at home rather than being moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Certain conditions apply, but those that qualify can get the same level of care at home with competitive Medicaid reimbursements.

In the nursing home and assisted living facility, the program is also providing better access. Prior to the program, private payers were generating the majority of nursing home profits by paying rates 40% to 50% higher than Medicaid clients. In order to keep state and federal governments happy facilities routinely write off large parts of the cost of care; costs private payers are still being held responsible for. The new program levels the playing field to bring the costs of Medicaid clients more in line with private payers.

As part of educating the general public about the Assistant Living Waiver program, Simplified Solutions is also getting the word out that Medicaid is not health insurance just for the poor, as is commonly believed. Rather, it is the insurance program of choice among 50% of all nursing home and assisted living facility clients. Simplified Solutions exists to help seniors gain access to all of the benefits they're entitled to, including Medicaid coverage.

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Simplified Solutions of WNY provides a focused, informed approach to elder care, while maintaining their privacy, independence and dignity. Their number one goal is to provide our clients and their loved ones with a sense of security, trustworthiness, and peace of mind. They assist their clients navigate through everyday challenges of independent senior living, those who are living in retirement communities, and all living situations in between - their services target not only day to day responsibilities, but also those that are specific to insurance matters. Simplified Solutions of WNY is the Buffalo Areas best choice for assistance with the Medicaid Application Process and Veterans Aid & Attendance pension benefits. For more information visit their website at

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