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Health Network Alert – State Transition Plans for New Medicaid HCBS Regulations: Four Tips for Consumer Advocates

(07/22/2014)  States now are beginning to release their transition plans to bring their Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) systems into compliance with the new federal regulations on community-based settings. It is essential that consumers and their representatives be prepared …

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Early Bird Rates Available Now for National Aging and Law Conference

The 2014 conference will be held October 16-17 at the AARP Brickfield Center in Washington, DC and will focus on practical information for front-line law and aging services providers and will feature sessions on healthcare and economic rights as well … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Medicare & Medicaid Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?

Free Webinar Series A year after the Supreme Court decision in United States v Windsor, federal agencies have been issuing rules that affect same sex couples regarding programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid. In this two-part … Continue reading

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Health Network Alert: New NSCLC Resource for States Preparing Dual Eligible Demonstration Consumer Enrollment Notices

(06/26/2014)  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 preparing consumer notices and enrollment …

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Health Network Alert – New Advocacy Guide for State HCBS Transition Plans, and National Consumer Groups Request CMS Action

(06/20/2014)  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 new regulations, including determining …

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WEBINAR: Understanding and Impacting Implementation of New Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Rules

 April 29, 2014 New federal Medicaid rules would, for the first time, set standards that seek to ensure Medicaid HCBS is provided in non-institutional settings, however, many details remain to be determined by individual states. Consumers, advocates and other stakeholders … Continue reading

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2014 Home and Community-Based Services Policy Brief

This brief describes how Medicaid continues to give preference to long term services and supports in institutional settings, and provides recommendations to expand and improve home and community-based services for every eligible Medicaid beneficiary.

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Senior Poverty: Action Needed to Address a Growing Problem

Written statement from NSCLC to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on March 5, 2014 in which NSCLC recommends strengthening the safety net, improving SSI, increasing the availability of health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs … Continue reading

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Health Network Alert: MAGI Medicaid and Estate Recovery: CMS Issues State Medicaid Director Letter

(2/27/2014) In a letter to State Medicaid Directors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) addressed questions on the application of estate recovery rules to MAGI Medicaid individuals who are eligible for LTSS. The agency noted the chilling effect …

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Seniors Remain on Frontlines in War on Poverty

By Kevin Prindiville The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty brings a welcome and much needed debate about how best to eradicate poverty in the world’s wealthiest country.  Unfortunately, few commentators are focusing on how poverty impacts the lives … Continue reading

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