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news Governor Signs Law Ensuring Free Access to Health Records for Those in Need
14 Sep, 2017
In a huge win for disabled New Yorkers, a bill (A7842/S6078) that will streamline the process for thousands of New Yorkers needing to obtain their own health records has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Accurate and comprehensive health records are needed for applications to Social...
news News from NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program - Library of Past Newsletters
23 May, 2017
The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program at NYLAG sends out periodic updates to interested people about developments in Medicaid in New York State affecting seniors and people with disabilities, with an emphasis on people who rely on Medicaid for long-term care services or for subsidies to help...
news MLTC UPDATE 2017 - State Clarifies Guildnet Member Rights in Long Isl, Westchester, HomeFirst to leave Suffolk June 1st
23 May, 2017
This is a running news article with updates on Managed Long Term Care in NYS. Please see archives for past articles: MLTC updates 2014 - 2016 MLTC Updates - 2012 - 2013 KEY CONTACTS State Dept. of Health Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 or e-mail...
news Trump-Care: Info re Proposals to Repeal ACA and Cut Medicaid
23 Mar, 2017
Efforts are moving ahead not only to repeal the Affordable Care Act - with or without a replacement - but to alter the Medicaid program for millions of people, including seniors and people with disabilities, by changing it from an "entitlement" program to block grants or "per capita caps." ...
news MLTC Update 2016 - Centerlight MLTC to close Feb 2017, New State policies clarify assessments of hours, Minimum Wage increases funded for home care
22 Dec, 2016
KEY CONTACTS State Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 or e-mail mltctac@health.ny.gov Request Conflict-Free MLTC Assessment - needed to enroll in an MLTC plan call NY Medicaid Choice at 1-855-222-8350 complaints re Conflict-Free...

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document New Law Requires 7-Day Medicaid Application Approval if "Immediate Need" for Personal Care or CDPAP - Addresses Delays in Enrolling in MLTC Plans.
People who apply for Medicaid in order to obtain home care services face long delays in getting Medicaid approved and then accessing home care...
document Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services and CDPAP Outside NYC - 2016 Changes
New York State's Medicaid program covers personal care services and consumer-directed personal assistance services. The model for delivery of those...
document Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York
Funded by the State Medicaid program, Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) help eligible individuals meet some or all of their cost-sharing obligations...
document Legal Authorities Relating to Supplemental Needs Trusts
There is a confusing patchwork of Federal and State laws and regulatory guidance governing the use of Supplemental Needs Trusts in the Medicaid...
document How to use a pooled SNT to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down.
This memo explains how to use a Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down (updated July 2017) Note that new State...


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document Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
Click here for NYS Medicaid Income and Resource Levels Chart for 2017 (NYC Human Resources Administration publishes chart annually based on NYS Dept....
document Medicaid Personal Care or Home Attendant Services
The Medicaid program in New York State covers a type of home care services called Personal Care services (aka PCS or "home attendant"). LAW...
document Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York State
WHO MAY BE HIRED AS THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT? Changes effective APRIL 1, 2016 An adult who is not...
document Step-by-step guide to enrolling in a pooled income trust for Medicaid spend-down
This article is intended as a condensed road-map for using a pooled income trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down. This article contemplates...
document Managed Long Term Care
State Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 e-mail mltctac@health.ny.gov and put "COMPLAINT" in subject line For enrollment...



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