Situation Report | January 4, 2021
The state Department of Health (DOH) has announced the Medicaid regional rates for calculating penalty periods in 2021 due to a Medicaid applicant’s transfer of assets.
The penalty periods apply to individuals who transfer assets during the “look-back period”: 60 months when applying for Medicaid nursing home services and a 30-month look-back for Medicaid community-based long term care services.
The 2021 monthly rates are:
- New York City: $13,037
- Long Island: $13,834
- Northern Metropolitan: $13,206
- Northeastern: $11,689
- Central: $10,857
- Rochester: $13,020
- Western: $11,054
See the DOH notice for more information on which counties fall into the corresponding regions above.