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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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Tag Archives: Medi-Cal
In this September 2014 Fact Sheet, NSCLC shares guidance on protecting clients when providers in California balance bill dual eligibles illegally.
(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 …
Health Network Alert – Protecting Medi-Cal Beneficiaries from Balance Billing: Resources for Advocates
(08/08/2014) Advocates continue to report attempts by providers, particularly physicians, to ”balance bill” dual eligible beneficiaries (those who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal) for charges not covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal.
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 California: Opportunities and Challenges … Continue reading
Attorneys from the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Vermont Legal Aid and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to settle the “Improvement Standard” case, Jimmo v. Sebelius. A proposed settlement agreement was filed in federal District Court …
Integrating Medicare and Medicaid: What’s Happening Now, and What It Means for Assisted Living and Other LTSS
This webinar, sponsored by the Assisted Living Consumer Alliance, explains the dual eligible integration process, with a focus on how the new demonstrations will affect long-term services and supports (LTSS) and their significance to assisted living and other long term … Continue reading
At the end of March 2012, NSCLC, working with local legal services lawyers, achieved an important victory when the Kern County Board of Supervisors agreed to postpone for three months the closure of its adult day health care center. The … Continue reading
(1/9/12) In a letter to the director of the California Department of Health Care Services, NSCLC Deputy Director writes that the proposed solutions fall short by simply expanding enrollment in existing medical-focused managed care systems. READ MORE