Medicaid Eligibility

Individual planning to assist people in becoming eligible for Medicaid.

Estate Planning

Estate planning and trusts, including living, family, special needs, and Medicaid.

Probate and Estates

Administering estates and providing representation at guardianship hearings.

We Wrote the Book!

We literally wrote the book on Ohio Medicaid planning and eligibility. We are authors of the Ohio Medicaid Manual, which is considered the leading resource for
attorneys across the state of Ohio.

Each year, we publish an updated version of the book, and we host a seminar to educate attorneys on the Medicaid regulations and how they can help their clients qualify for Medicaid. Since 2008, we have trained hundreds of attorneys practicing in this area.

We have over 30 years of experience serving the elderly and disabled communities, so we know how the rules have changed and how the Ohio Department of Medicaid looks at cases.

If you are an individual in need of an elder law attorney, please use the contact us form and one of our attorneys will get back with you. If you are an attorney and want to discuss a client referral, please call or email us with the facts of the case.


713 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio  43206
Telephone:  (614) 443-8000
Facsimile:    (614) 443-8106


Richard T. Taps, Esq.
[email protected]

Maggie L. Sutton, Esq.
[email protected]

Jessica N. Roshon, Esq.
[email protected]

Robert C. Rafferty, Esq.
[email protected]


December 2, 2019

Richard Taps selected to Super Lawyers list and Maggie Sutton selected to Rising Stars list

Richard Taps has been selected to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Maggie Sutton has been selected to the 2020 Ohio Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than […]
August 21, 2019

Richard Taps and Robert Rafftery recognized by Best Lawyers® and Taps & Sutton, LLC named a Tier 3 Columbus “Best Law Firm”

Richard Taps has again been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Elder Law. Richard has been included in the publication since 2007. Robert Rafferty has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates, and he has been included in the publication since 2006. Taps & Sutton, LLC has […]
March 7, 2019
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

“Improvement Standard” not appropriate for Medicare coverage

Many patients, and more importantly, many medical providers, still don’t know that the “improvement standard” is no longer an appropriate measure for Medicare’s coverage of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services for patients. Frequently, Medicare providers deny or stop treatment of patients who are no longer improving from therapy or skilled nursing services. This “improvement standard” […]