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NYLAG Webinar on Exhaustion and MLTC Appeals - PowerPoint April 18, 2018 Download
Exhaustion Webinar - CLE NYLAG 4-19-2018.pdf
Compilation of regulations, sample notices, forms, advocacy documents, fact sheets, and online references for CLE Webinar conducted by NYLAG EFLRP on April 18, 2018 on the new Appeals REquirements for Medicaid Managed Care as Implemented in NYS Effective May 1, 2018
17 Apr, 2018 525 kb Downloads: 19
Form to Designate Representative to Request Managed Care/MLTC Appeal or Hearing (Rev. 4-16-18) Download
AUTHORIZATION – Medicaid Managed Care Requests (2018-04-16).pdf
Form designed by NYLAG EFLRP for a managed care or MLTC member to designate a family member, attorney or care manager, provider, and/or the ICAN Ombudsprogram to request a plan appeal, fair hearing, or a change in services from a managed care or MLTC plan. This new form is necessary because of changes starting in March 2018. At that time, one must first request an internal plan appeal before requesting a fair hearing. The request must be signed by the plan member unless a representative was previously designated. Signing this form in advance could prevent harmful delays in obtaining a client signature when requesting an appeal- especially if Aid Continuing is needed. See more at http://www.wnylc.com/health/news/80/
16 Apr, 2018 261 kb Downloads: 565
NYLAG Webinar CLE Announcement on "Exhaustion" - New Managed Care Appeal System - April 18, 2018 Download
Exhaustion Webinar - CLE Registration Form.pdf
Changes in federal Medicaid regulations will take effect in New York State May 1, 2018. These changes affect over 4.7 million New Yorkers -- all members of Medicaid Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Plans and “mainstream” Medicaid managed care plans. If the managed care or MLTC plan denies or reduces a service after May 1, 2018, the member will be required to request an internal “Plan Appeal” first, and wait for the plan’s decision, before they request a Fair Hearing with the NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance. In other words, they are required to “exhaust” the internal plan appeal before requesting a fair hearing. See more info about the new rule here -- http://www.wnylc.com/health/entry/184/.

The CLE will explain the new rule and its limited exceptions, and the new appeal process. It will also cover the new requirements for the plan member to “authorize” a representative to request a plan appeal or a fair hearing.

WHO: The CLE is sponsored for lawyer, paralegals, and other professionals working or volunteering in the non-profit sector, including social workers who assist seniors and people with disabilities in accessing Medicaid services.

CLE: The New York Legal Assistance Group has been certified as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education. 1.5 Professional Practice credits and .5 Skills credits have been authorized for this session. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. CLE credit will not be available for future viewing of the recorded webinar.

COST: Free for those working in or doing pro bono work for a non-profit legal services, advocacy, or social services organization. Private lawyers and geriatric care managers are asked for a suggested donation of $75 per session
27 Mar, 2018 260 kb Downloads: 364
Currency Conversion Worksheet for Holocaust Reparations Download
Reparation worksheet.xls (2-2018).xlsx
Use this worksheet to convert lifetime total amount received in Holocaust reparations / restitution from foreign currencies (Deutschmarks and Euros) into U.S. Dollars. This is for purposes of taking advantage of the exemption of saved reparations payments from the resource test for Federally-funded means-tested benefits, like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income.
26 Mar, 2018 148 kb Downloads: 3825
Using an SNT to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down Download
SNTShort March 2018.pdf
How to get Medicaid despite having "excess income" - Using a Supplemental Needs Trust to Eliminate the Spend-down for Persons who are Elderly (65+), Blind or Disabled. Written by New York Legal Assistance Group (originally from Selfhelp Community Services) updated March 2018
24 Mar, 2018 704 kb Downloads: 101900
NYLAG Testimony on NYS FY 2018-19 Budget - Joint Hearing of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees Download
NYLAG Health statement JOINT HEARING 2-7-18 FINAL.pdf
NYLAG Testimony on NYS FY 2018-19 Budget - Joint Hearing of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees - discusses spousal refusal and spousal impoverishment proposals, Managed long term care changes, and other proposals in NYS proposed budget.
09 Feb, 2018 541 kb Downloads: 240
Basic Eligibility for Medicaid and Home Care in NYS - Age 65+, Disabled, Blind Download
Medicaid Basic - 2018 .pdf
This is basic general information about applying for Community Medicaid in order to receive home care (personal care or consumer-directed personal assistance) through Managed Long Term Care or based on Immediate Need through the local Medicaid program. To receive Medicaid home care, you must be both financially and medically eligible. This explains the rules on financial eligibility for the Disabled, Aged 65+, and Blind (DAB) category and gives info on how to apply (updated Jan. 2018)
30 Jan, 2018 674 kb Downloads: 109862
SNT Outline for Advocates Download
SNT Outline 2018 01-22-2018.pdf
Training Outline for Advocates on Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs) (including individual and pooled), and the affect of SNTs on various public benefit programs. (updated 1-21-2018). Update includes new section on ABLE accounts as alternative to SNTs and updated section on Public Housing and Section 8 and SNTs.
21 Jan, 2018 1.09 mb Downloads: 165059
Sample of Model Notice of Reduction for Managed Care/MLTC Plans Reducing Services - After 3/1/18 Download
Final IAD With AC 11-20-17 Reduction Sample UNOFFICIAL (NYLAG).pdf
This is an unofficial sample of the model notice template that NYS DOH has given to Managed care and MLTC plans, to use after March 1, 2018. This is the notice for reducing services such as personal care. This sample was created by NYLAG on hypothetical facts. It is not an official sample. The official template is posted at http://www.wnylc.com/health/download/643/.
22 Dec, 2017 691 kb Downloads: 384
NYLAG Fact Sheet on Applying for Medicaid and Home Care if "Immediate Need" for Personal Care or Consumer-Directed Services Download
Fact Sheet Immediate Need (10-17).pdf
Fact Sheet includes key forms
08 Nov, 2017 558 kb Downloads: 933
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