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NYS Medicaid Redesign Team II (MRT II) Medicaid Cuts -- Independent Assessor delay to May 16, 2022 for MLTC enrollment - and to July 1st for Expedited Requests
18 May, 2022
This article gives updates on the Medicaid changes enacted in the 2020 NYS Budget under the "Medicaid Redesign Team II" or MRT-2. The two MRT-2 changes that ARE being implemented are: NY Independent Assessor (NYIA) - see more below Diminishing "Transition Rights" for people required...
News from NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program - Library of Past Newsletters
12 May, 2022
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...
MLTC UPDATE: Independent Assessor delayed to May 16, 2022 for MLTC, July 1st for Immediate Need & Expedited Requests
16 Apr, 2022
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 MLTC CONTACTS State Dept. of Health Complaint Number for MLTC enrollment & services problems- ...
Covid-19 Resources on Medicaid in NYS - Public Health Emergency Extended til July 2022
13 Apr, 2022
This article describes laws, policies and procedures developed by the federal government (CMS), the NYS Department of Health (DOH), and by New York City is HRA to protect Medicaid during the Public Health Emergency. On this page we will gather links to helpful resources and to key government...
Eligibility Expanded for Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program for Disabled/Age 65+/ Blind (DAB) in NYS Budget!
08 Apr, 2022
On April 8, 2022, the NYS Legislature and Governor reached an agreement on the NYS Budget, which included some important wins for New Yorkers age 65+ and those who have disabilities. While advocates did not get everything we proposed, NYLAG thanks the Governor and Legislature for taking important...

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Medicaid Alerts & Other Protocols published by the NYC HRA Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA)
HRA MICSA Alerts are periodic announcements of policy, staff and office changes published by the Medical Insurance and Community Services...
Medicaid Contacts in New York City (NYC Human Resources Administration - MICSA)
Since May 2013 the NYC Medicaid Office has been located at 785 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238. The Reception Unit is on the main floor of 785...
Sources of Legal Authority for Health Care Advocates
Public health care programs in New York State are governed by many different legal sources. Because most programs, including Medicaid, are federal...
How to use a pooled SNT to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down.
This Fact Sheet explains how to use a Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down (updated for 2022) - See SPANISH...
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...
Medicaid Utilization Thresholds (MUTS or UT) in NYS - Limits on Number of Services per Year to END Jul 1, 2022
GOOD NEWS - The 2022-23 NYS Budget will END the use of Utilization Thresholds for Medicaid in July 1, 2022. This fact sheet explains Medicaid...
Medicaid Renewals/Recertifications in New York City- TIPS
This article available as a fact sheet in ENGLISH and SPANISH This article is for people whose Medicaid is administered by the NYC Medicaid...
Saving Money on Prescription Drugs if You're Uninsured or Underinsured: Discount Cards and PAPs
Prescription drugs can be the most expensive healthcare cost for many people. Those who are uninsured are typically stuck with paying full retail...
2015 NYS Law Gives Protection from Surprise Bills and Emergency Services
The NYS Surprise Bills for Health Care Services Law went into effect in New York State March 31, 2015, protecting some consumers from "surprise...
NYS Medicaid Application Form (updated 2021) for Age 65+ or Disabled or Blind - New Supp A NYC 2021
Since 2010, the New York State Department of Health Medicaid application form is called the Access NY Application or form DOH-4220. Download the...


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Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
1The 2022 HRA Income and Resources Level Chart was updated on March 16, 2022 and used the 2022 Federal Poverty Levels from GIS 22 MA/01 - and...
Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York State
COVID-19 updates & Eligibility Restrictions CDPAP services are still available from MLTC and managed care plans, for people applying for...
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...
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"). This is a...
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York
March 2022 Alert Tell your State Senator and Assemblyperson and Gov. Hochul to expand income limits for MSPs - Support Senate Bill S8228/A9245 -...
Medicaid Dental Benefit in NYS
Under Medicaid, dental benefits exist, but the coverage is limited. This limited coverage makes it important for advocates to understand the...
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...
List of Pooled SNTs in New York State
This is an unofficial list of non-profit organizations in New York State that offer pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts (or similar services) to people...
Medicaid Spend-Down
Because Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, one must have income and assets below a certain limit to be eligible. For a single...
Medicaid Assisted Living Programs (ALP) in NYS
INTRODUCTION The Assisted Living Program provides supportive housing and home care services to individuals who are medically eligible for...



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