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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 …

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

Income Network Alert - Social Security and Supplemental Security Income: Vital Components of Our Waning Safety Net

(10/21/2014)  Social Security, with its retirement, survivor and disability benefits, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are more critical than ever for the financial security of millions of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

CA Health Network Alert - Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet (PDF)

(10/20/2014)  Over 100,000 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 January birthdays as well as several populations that were held for enrollment …

CCI Advocates Alert – October 15, 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.

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 - What Should California Advocates Do If Their Clients are Balance Billed? (PDF)

(09/18/2014)  When medical providers bill dual eligible beneficiaries (those with both Medicare and Medi-Cal) for charges not covered by either Medicare or Medi-Cal; or Medi-Cal only seniors and persons with disabilities any amount for a Medi-Cal covered service, it’s called …