Appeal 1816922

Fair Hearing Decision 1816922

Facility did not provide appellant with sufficient preparation and orientation to ensure a safe and orderly discharge from the facility to another safe and appropriate place; facility did not designate a discharge location; clinical record lacks progress note from physician to document he no longer needs the facility’s services; no progress note by physician documenting appellant’s danger to safety of other residents.

Appeal 1804277

Fair Hearing Decision 1804277

Trust assets are countable; after date of notice of MassHealth ineligibility and prior to appeal hearing appellant transferred assets out of trust for a number of purposes, including to fund a pre-paid irrevocable burial arrangement, and to fund a pooled trust account in her name; transfers made to pooled trust were permissible; transfer to purchase prepaid funeral and burial was also permissible; however, 60-day clock to revise trust to comply with criteria of pooled trust begins when MassHealth issues notice of ineligibility; insufficient information for hearing officer to determine whether additional amounts transferred out of trust were permissible.