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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 reading

Health 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 reading

Events - 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 reading

Events - 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 reading

Health 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 …