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Health Network Alert - WEBINAR: Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports – Appeals 101

Free Webinar When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2-3 PM EDT Since 2009, the number of states delivering Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) through managed care has increased more than four-fold, so that presently, 28 states either operate a managed … Continue reading

Events - WEBINAR: Assisted Living State By State

Free Webinar When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 11 a.m. – NOON PDT/ 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT As part of the National Senior Citizens Law Center’s new project, Making up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems In California’s Assisted Living … Continue reading

Income Network Alert - WEBINAR: Social Security Field Office Service Changes

Free Webinar When: October 14, 2014, 2-2:30 PM EDT In December 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that as of February 2014 it would no longer provide Social Security number (SSN) printouts or benefit verification letters to individuals requesting … Continue reading

CA Health Network Alert - California Releases Draft of HCBS Transition Plan for Public Comment

(09/23/2014)  New federal regulations set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in environments that are non-institutional in nature. It is not enough that a Medicaid HCBS consumer is not living in an institution — …

CCI Advocates Alert – September 18, 2014 (PDF)

The CCI Advocates Alert is a biweekly summary of changes, on-the-ground reports, advocacy tips, and resources regarding California’s Coordinated Care Initiative.

Health Network Alert - WEBINAR: Conflict-Free Case Management: Themes in States Working to Implement New Systems

Free Webinar When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2-3PM EDT September 30, 2015 marks the statutory deadline for states that received funding under the Balancing Incentive Payments Program (BIPP) to make significant changes to how they fund long-term services and supports … Continue reading

Events - WEBINAR: Medicare Marketing Guidelines and Cal MediConnect

Free Webinar When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11 AM – 12 PM PDT To prevent marketing abuses, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has very specific guidelines that Medicare plans must follow when marketing their products These general … Continue reading

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert: Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System

(09/08/2014)  Across the country, assisted living facilities now house and provide services for residents with significant care needs, a noticeable change from 30 years ago, when California adopted its quality standards. Although California has made some adjustments, the system overall …

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert: How to Make Sure the Home Care Rule Helps, Not Harms

(09/05/2014)  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a new rule governing home care services for people with disabilities and seniors. This rule may impact some of your state’s long term care programs, particularly your state’s “consumer-directed” programs. Consumers …

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert – Person Centered Service Planning in Managed LTSS: What’s Needed

(08/26/2014)  Person-centered planning is critical to the well-being of consumers of long-term services and supports. It works by identifying the strengths preferences, needs, and desired outcomes of the individual. In order for person-centeredness to be more than an empty slogan, …