The proven and qualified Tampa Medicare attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have years of experience in this field and a track record of successfully fighting for Floridians faced with various challenges associated with Medicare and Medicaid.

Qualifying for both Medicaid and Medicare in Florida

Medicaid is for low-income individuals who don’t have a lot of resources to pay for their hospitalization and long-term care facility.

This is a state-run program, but Medicaid costs are shared between the federal and state governments in Florida. Many people that receive Medicare benefits can qualify for Medicaid as well. However, Medicaid benefits will only be paid once Medicare benefits have been paid.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) determines eligibility for the following:

  • Low-income families with children
  • Pregnant women
  • Senior citizens
  • Non-citizens
  • Disabled individuals

These are usually for people that don’t receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may still qualify for SSI-Related Medicaid under Medicaid coverage if you receive SSI.

Responding to Claim Denials in Florida

You must appropriately respond to denial letters to ensure proper claims adjudication and preserve your appeal rights. In most cases, denials of Medicare and Medicaid claims during pre- and post-payment audits are inaccurate. You should have these closely examined by a qualified attorney and appeal the denial if made in error.

The results-oriented Florida Medicare and Medicaid attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett represent individuals in payment disputes. You need an attorney with information about documentation and coding errors since most denials are based on these. In case of a self-audit resulting in the identification of overpayment, our attorneys can help you make the necessary self-disclosure to Medicare.

Get a Skilled and Compassionate Medicare & Medicaid Lawyer in Florida on Your Side

If you are unsure about your Medicare or Medicaid benefits or have been denied reimbursement in Florida, the experienced and top-rated Tampa Medicaid lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help. Our legal team has successfully advocated for clients for over 50 years. To set up your complimentary consultation, call (727) 306-0273 or reach us online.

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