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NSCLC publishes frequent issue briefs, reports and advocate’s guides that help on-the-ground advocates assist low-income older adults and persons with disabilities deal with often complex challenges related to federal and state benefits programs. Current and past reports are listed here and are all available online. Many of the reports are also reflected in our ongoing, free webinar series. To ensure that you receive updates on the latest reports or webinars, sign up for our health or income network alerts.
- 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...
- Details Matter! Advocate’s Library of Managed Long Term Services and Supports Contract Provisions
March 2014 -- A wave of new Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services (MLTSS) programs is sweeping the country and promises to impact the way care is delivered to millions of the nation’s seniors and people with disabilities. Whether this impact is ultim...
- Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California
February 2014 --Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California shows that California’s assisted living policy is significantly out of date and requires significant revision to keep pace with the new realities of assi...
- ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests
January 2014 -- An issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place to input and track appeals by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and to ensure that al...
- ISSUE BRIEF: Medicaid Expansion and Transition Issues for California Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
November 2013 --The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will afford millions of uninsured individuals with healthcare coverage through the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of state healthcare exchanges. A new NSCLC issue brief, Medicaid Expansion in Cal...