Money received in cash or in kind by a person because of effort (work). Examples include but are not limited to employment, self employment, and odd jobs.
|Emergency Medical Condition||
A medical condition (including labor and delivery) with acute symptoms of such severity, including sever pain, that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in: placing the patient’s health in serious jeopardy, serious impairment of bodily function, or serious dysfunction of any bodily part or organ.
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, EMTALA, requires any Medicare-participating hospital that operates a hospital emergency department to provide an appropriate medical screening examination to any patient that requests such an examination. If the hospital determines that the patient has an emergency medical condition, it must either stabilize the patient’s condition or arrange for a transfer; however, the hospital may only transfer the patient if the medical benefits of the transfer outweigh the risks or if the patient requests the transfer.
|End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)||
Permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The estate recovery program enables the commonwealth to recover from the estate of individuals who were 55 years of age or older at the time nursing facility services or home and community-based services were received. Recovery applies to Medical Assistance payments provided on or after August 15, 1994, the effective date of the Act. The commonwealth shall recover the amount of Medical Assistance paid for all nursing facility services, home and community-based services, and related hospital and prescription services.