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New America Media New Program Promises Coordinated Care for Low Income Californians (8/23/2014) NSCLC’s Amber Cutler says, “The federal government wants health care providers to coordinate services and health care plans to coordinate what the patient needs, instead of having different doctors duplicating efforts.” Read More
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- Can Reality Match Rhetoric? Person-Centered Planning in Managed LTSS
In this September 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC shares what states are doing to ensure person-centered planning is included in managed care contracts.
- How to Make Sure the Home Care Rule Helps Not Harms
In this September 2014 joint report, NSCLC and others analyze the U.S. Department of Labor rule governing home care services.
- Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System
In a September 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC outlines the challenges and opportunities related to examining California's outdated system of regulating the state's assisted living system.
- How Advocates Can Protect Clients from Balance Billing in California
In this September 2014 Fact Sheet, NSCLC shares guidance on protecting clients when providers in California balance bill dual eligibles illegally.
- CMS Releases More Windsor Guidance on Medicaid
July 2014 -- One-year after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to release guidance on same-sex marriages and Medicare and Medicaid. CMS recently issued a l...
- Version Three of Advocate’s Guide to California’s Coordinated Care Initiative
June 2014 -- Implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) – California’s dual eligible demonstration program -- is now underway in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and San Mateo counties. Because there have been sign...
- You’ve Got Mail: Designing Enrollment Notices for a Dual Eligible Demonstration Rollout
June 2014 -- With support from The Commonwealth Fund, NSCLC prepared a new resource, You’ve Got Mail: Designing Enrollment Notices for a Dual Eligible Demonstration Rollout. The resource is designed to assist consumer advocates and state officials pr...
- Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules
June 2014 -- To assist government officials and stakeholders, NSCLC has written Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules. The guide provides analysis and recommendations for multiple aspects of the...
- ISSUE BRIEF: Estate Recovery Under Medi-Cal
May 2014-- A new issue brief authored by the National Senior Citizens Law Center describes Medi-Cal estate recovery and clarifies who could be subject to it and under what circumstances. The state's Medi-Cal estate recovery program has received rene...
- Just Like Home: Consumer Rights in Medicaid HCBS
April 2014 -- The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) believes that home and community-based services (HCBS) should be provided as an option to every Medicaid beneficiary (consumer) who needs such services, allowing more seniors and persons wit...