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NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
NSCLC on Twitter
New fact sheet on Home Care Rule with guidance on states’ obligations under the ADA and Olmstead http://t.co/CcCmeKqU2Y(about 3 days ago)
Comments due Feb 10 on proposed rule regarding same sex spousal rights in Medicare Medicaid settings http://t.co/lgNjLxjE0n(about 3 days ago)
@NCOAging @TalkPoverty @rebeccavallas @HalfinTen @SRCAA1 @NCPSSM @NeDenverHCenter @adbridgeforth thanks for all the retweets!(about 3 days ago)
Health Network Alert - New Fact Sheet: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead (PDF)
(12/18/2014) Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Labor’s new Home Care Rule, depending on how it is implemented, could result in unintended consequences such as cuts to services, dismantling of programs that allow consumers to control their own care, …Health Network Alert - CMS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Support Equal Rights for Same Sex Spouses in Medicare and Medicaid Facilities
(12/17/2014) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed regulations as part of CMS’ implementation of the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013). Comments on the rule …Events - WEBINAR: Assisted Living Reform: Policies and Politics
Free Webinar When: Monday, December 15, 2014 3 – 4 PM EDT There’s a growing agreement around the need for assisted living reform. While health policy experts, caregivers, consumers, and their families recognize reform is overdue, political hurdles can get … Continue readingHealth Network Alert - New Issue Brief on Appeals in the Dual Demonstrations
(12/05/2014) Under the Affordable Care Act, a number of states are participating in financial alignment demonstrations that combine the delivery of Medicare and Medicaid services for dual eligible beneficiaries. Even though financial alignment demonstrations are already “live” in five states …CCI Advocates Alert – December 5, 2014 (PDF)
The CCI Advocates Alert is a regular summary of changes, on-the-ground reports, advocacy tips, and resources regarding California’s Coordinated Care Initiative.Health Network Alert - NSCLC Advocates Guide for Notices in Medicaid Managed LTSS
(11/20/2014) As Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) rolls out nationwide, advocates on the ground have seen due process violations in appeals and notices of action. In this tool for advocates and consumers, NSCLC focuses on notice and appeal …Health Network Alert - WEBINAR: Emerging Issues and Consumer Rights in Providing Medicaid LTSS through Managed Care
Free Webinar When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2-3 PM EDT This webinar examined the critically important issue of consumer rights in the 28 states that have moved to Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems. Additionally, it evaluated emerging … Continue readingEvents - WEBINAR: Dual Eligible Demonstrations – An Update for Advocates
Free Webinar Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3 – 4 PM EDT Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries in several states received passive enrollment notices as part of the Financial Alignment Initiative. On January 1, 2015, another large … Continue readingEvents - WEBINAR: Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment: What Advocates Need to Know
Free Webinar When: Monday, November 24, 2014 11 AM – 12 PM PDT Over 120,000 dual eligibles are slated for passive enrollment into Cal MediConnect plans in January 2015 in five of the eight Coordinated Care Initiative counties. Beneficiaries with … Continue readingHealth Network Alert - Conflict Free Case Management: Themes in States Implementing New Systems
(10/30/2014) 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 (LTSS). For the past three years, participating states …