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The Various Types of Medicaid Home Care in New York State
New York State has a range of Medicaid home care service programs, each oriented toward slightly different needs and sometimes to different populations. These programs are listed below, with links to detailed information posted on this site. Beginning in September 2012, for ADULTS age 21+ who...
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"). WARNING: MAJOR CHANGES in Personal Care Eligibility and Assessment were ENACTED IN STATE LAW APRIL 2020 that will be implemented in Oct. 2020 or after. Read...
Applying for Medicaid Personal Care or CDPAP Services in New York City - 2021 Changes
Jan. 2021 UPDATE: As of Jan. 1, 2021, people age 65+, disabled or blind applying for Medicaid in NYC MUST include "Supplement A" with their applications using a NEW version of the form. This is required even for applicants who are not seeking community-based long term care services such as...
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 complaints - call NY Medicaid Choice - 1-855-886-0570 (Advocates line) 1-888-401-6582 (Consumers line) Managed Long Term Care (MLTC)...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Managed Long Term Care - Fact Sheets, Live and Recorded Webinars
A. Fact Sheets on Managed Long Term Care B. Click here for WEBINARS on LONG TERM CARE A. Fact Sheets on Managed Long Term Care BASICS Basics on Managed Long Term Care (In process of being updated - 2-2020) see also Article on Managed Long Term Care News on MLTC - updated monthly ...
Special Income Standard for Housing Expenses: If Discharged from Nursing Homes or Adult Homes & Enroll in or Remain Enrolled in MLTC Plan
A huge barrier to people returning to the community from nursing homes is the high cost of housing. One way New York State is trying to address that barrier is with the Special Housing Disregard that allows certain members of Managed Long Term Care or FIDA plans to keep more of their income to pay...
Right to a "Home Hearing" under Varshavsky Case - Special Rights in Fair Hearings Seeking Increases in Medicaid Home Care
RIGHTS of People Who Cannot Travel to a Fair Hearing Because of Disability This article can also be downloaded as a Fact Sheet here. Individuals who, because of mental or physical disabilities, cannot travel to a fair hearing without substantial hardship or medical detriment, have rights...
Medicaid Recipients to be "Default Enrolled" into Medicare Special Needs Plans when they Enroll in Medicare-- April 1, 2021
.  WHAT CHANGE IS HAPPENING APRIL 1, 2021 Beginning April 1, 2021, a change is coming for New York Medicaid recipients who newly become enrolled in Medicare and become "Dual Eligibles" - someone who has both Medicare and Medicaid. Every month about 3,000 - 4,000 Medicaid recipients in New...
MLTC Members in Nursing Homes for 3+ Months Being Disenrolled from MLTC Plans
Jan. 2021 Update - More Nursing Home Residents to be Disenrolled from MLTC plans April 1, 2021, after Disenrollments on Jan. 1, 2021 On April 1, 2021, 2,008 more MLTC members who have been in nursing homes for three or more months and who have been approved for Institutional Medicaid will be...
CASA Contact List - NYC
The NYC Medicaid Home Care Services Program, which is part of the NYC Human Resources Administration Medical Insurance Community Services Administration (MICSA), also known as the Medicaid program, formerly was responsible for administration in NYC for three types of Medicaid "personal care"...
Tools for Choosing a Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Plan
As described in this article, most adults in NYC, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties who have Medicaid and Medicare, who are receiving Medicaid home attendant or housekeeping ("personal care") services through their local Medicaid "CASA" office, or long-term CHHA or adult day care services,...
"FIDA (Fully-Integrated Dual Advantage) Program for Dual Eligibles Closing Dec. 31, 2019
November 2019 Update - FIDA PROGRAM CLOSING 12/31/2019 2,520 members in the SIX FIDA plans will be assigned to a new plan for January 2020 unless they pick and enroll in a different one before December 20, 2019 WHERE IS FIDA? Most of the 2,520 dual eligibles still in FIDA plans are in NYC,...
When an MLTC Plan Closes - What are the Members' Rights?
Now that enrollment in Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans has been mandatory for 5 years for most adult "dual eligibles" (people with Medicaid and Medicare) who need Medicaid home care, some of the original MLTC plans have either closed altogether, or have reduced their service area, no longer...
Medicaid Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) Services
A Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) provides what is commonly known as “visiting nurse” services, as well as physical or occupational or speech therapy (PT/OT) in the home, "home health aide" (HHA) services, and medical supplies. The nursing visits are "part-time or intermittent " and NOT...
Medicaid Reimbursement of Home Care and other Medical Expenses
Reimbursement in General Because Medicaid coverage can be retroactive up to three months, it is possible for a Medicaid applicant or his or her family member who paid the applicant's medical expenses to get reimbursed for some of the home care costs and other medical bills they incurred and paid...
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 services has, in the years since 2011, gradually transitioned from the local departments of social services, through their Medicaid programs, to...
Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York State
COVID-19 updates CDPAP services are still available from MLTC and managed care plans, for people applying for "Immediate Need" services, or who are exempt from MLTC or managed care during COVID-19. People who want to register with a "Fiscal intermediary" to be paid as a CDPAP Personal Assistant...
SDOH Transitional Care Policy
Updated transitional care policy for new managed care enrollees issued May 2009.  Clarifies the responsibilities of Medicaid and Family Health Plus managed care plans for providing continuity of care, including certified home health agency care,  for new enrollees who are receiving an...
Where to Apply for Medicaid and Medicaid Home Care in New York City
COVID-19 ALERT - Many Medicaid offices are closed during the emergency. There is one Medicaid office open in each borough where you can file an application - see this list. Or you can now FAX an application to 917-639-0732. During the COVID emergency, you do not need to submit as many...
Appeals & Grievances in Managed Long Term Care - "Exhaustion" of Plan Appeal Required since 2018
In 2016, CMS adopted changes in federal Medicaid managed care regulations requiring "exhaustion" of Plan Appeals prior to requesting a Fair Hearing. These changes became effective in NYS in MAY 2018. The federal changes are in 42 CFR 438 SubPart F Sept. 2020 UPDATE - NYS Dept. of Heath proposed...

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