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NSCLC’s Paul Nathanson writes in a New America Media blog that it is crucial that the Social Security Administration communicate with individuals in language that people understand.
Reneto Wilkins lost his SSI benefits and assessed $18,000 in overpayments when he had too much in savings… Read More.
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- Summary of CMS Guidance on Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
(May 2013) The guidance consists of two documents, each of which sets forth 10 elements that CMS believes should be incorporated into managed LTSS (MTLSS) programs. This summary sets forth some noteworthy aspects of the 10 elements, and also briefly d...
- Recommendations for the Commission on Long-Term Care
President Obama has recently appointed the final members of the Commission on Long Term Care. Over the next six months the Commission must accomplish one objective: develop a plan for the establishment, implementation and financing of a comprehensive, ...
- Report Summarizes Florida’s Long Term Care Managed Care Program
(March 2013) A new Special Report entitled Summary of Florida’s Long Term Care Managed Care Program summarizes important aspects of Florida’s long-term care managed care program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Florida...
- Special Report Analyzes Recent CMS Waiver Approvals For Medicaid Managed LTSS in New Jersey and New York
Of special interest to advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries who need long term services and supports, a new special report from the National Senior Citizens Law Center entitled A Review and Analysis of Recent CMS Waiver Approvals in New Jersey and New ...
- Policy Issue Brief: SSI Modernization Improvements Long Overdue (2013)
(1/17/2013) A basic problem is that Supplemental Security Income is still designed for 1972, the year it was signed into law by President Nixon. A policy issue brief, recommendations and a fact sheet can all be found here. Read the Policy Issue Bri...
- The Fiscal Cliff Deal: What Does It Mean for Low-income Older Adults?
ANALYSIS The Fiscal Cliff Deal: What Does It Mean for Low-income Older Adults? On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, by a vote of 257-167, the House of Representatives agreed to approve the Senate amendments to H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012...
- CMS Approves New York Transfer of Medicaid LTSS into Managed Care
On August 31, 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) agreed to amend both of its managed care demonstrations to include long-term services and supports (LTSS) on a mandatory basis. As part of the approval, CMS amended the Special T...
- Advocates Guide: Medicaid Long Term Services & Supports 101: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
The guide offers advocates a primer on the law that impacts Medicaid-funded home and community-based services. It highlights key resources and tools to use when advocating to expand and preserve Medicaid coverage of critical LTSS services.
- Policy Issue Brief: Does the Social Security COLA Need to be Changed?
(7/24/12) As policymakers debate changing the cost of living adjustment, NSCLC recommends a switch to the CPI-E as the basis for calculating the COLA for Social Security, veterans and other federal benefits. Read the brief.
- Assessing the Quality of California Dual Eligible Demonstration Health Plans
(May 2012) This report contains an analysis of the eight health plans selected by the California Department of Health Care Services and finds that seven of the eight received a global health plan rating of 1 (poor) out of five (excellent) stars. &n...