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The U.S. Census Bureau released data on poverty in September showing that income inequality is growing, especially among our nation’s seniors. Executive Director, Kevin Prindiville talks about the growing senior poverty crisis in a blog for Talk Poverty.org. Read More about Where We Stand on Senior Poverty and Other Issues
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
Tommy, 75, almost was evicted from his assisted living facility. Read More.
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Young or old, same sex couples at greater risk of poverty via @talkpoverty @halfinten http://t.co/h8F7nonovv(about 16 hours ago)
The real life story of a janitor and cook at an assisted living facility in CA that led to reform bill in CA. http://t.co/r9oO5Hgjlo(about 16 hours ago)
@NSCLC1 attorney Eric Carlson quoted in @pewtrusts piece on states moving medicaid recipients into home-like care http://t.co/yKS65Chcp9(about 16 hours ago)
- What’s In A Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
In this November 2014 Advocates Guide, NSCLC provides advocates with the specific information that must be included in each notice of action to meet due process requirements, and outlines how continuation of services and aid-paid-pending plays out in ...
- Conflict Free Case Management: Themes in States Implementing New Systems
In this October 2014 Issue Brief, NSCLC provides background on conflict-free case management and reviews existing regulations and guidance.
- Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet
In this October Fact Sheet, NSCLC summarizes the different populations subject to enrollment into Cal MediConnect plans in January. It also describes the unique issues these populations will face during enrollment and provides guidance to advocates to...
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Can Reality Match Rhetoric? Person-Centered Planning in Managed LTSS
In this August 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC shares what states are doing to ensure person-centered planning is included in managed care contracts.
- Understanding the Duals Special Needs Plan Policy
In these August Fact Sheets, NSCLC developed county-specific fact sheets that summarize the D-SNP policy and outline for advocates how beneficiaries are impacted depending on the type of Medicare Advantage plan in which a beneficiary is enrolled. T...
- State Transition Plans for New Medicaid HCBS Regulations: Four Tips for Consumer Advocates
In this July tool for consumers, NSCLC shares four tips regarding state transition plans for new Medicaid HCBS regulations. States now are beginning to release their transition plans to bring their Medicaid HCBS systems into compliance with the n...
- 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...