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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
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Tag Archives: Medicare
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 …
Free Webinar When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11 AM – 12 PM PDT To prevent marketing abuses, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has very specific guidelines that Medicare plans must follow when marketing their products These general … Continue reading
(08/20/2014) The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently released a new Duals Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) policy impacting beneficiaries residing in counties implementing the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). The new policy is complicated and affects beneficiaries enrolled in …
In a statement submitted to the Senate Special Committee on Aging dated August 8, 2014, the National Senior Citizens Center throws its support behind the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013 (H.R. 1179/S. 569). The bill would “protect … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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 …