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NYC HRA MICSA ALERT 09-26-2014 Medicaid Terminated in Error for 2500 NYC SSI Recipients Download
2014-09-26 Incorrect Stenson Notices SSI State Takeover.pdf
Explains 2500 people mistakenly told Medicaid would be cut off - because they failed to return their "Stenson" Medicaid renewal notice. Those notices are sent to FORMER SSI recipients, so that they can recertify to keep Medicaid without it being linked to their SSI, which they have lost. The State recently took over administering the State supplement to the SSI benefit. APparently this glitch resulted from that takeover.
29 Oct, 2014 54 kb Downloads: 2009
Contact List of CASA Offices prepared by NYLAG Download
CASA Contact List 2014 -October.pdf
22 Oct, 2014 107 kb Downloads: 25949
HRA MICSA Alert May 2011 - Expansion of Attestation for DAB Renewals Download
Alert 2011-05-03 DAB Expansion Attestation.pdf
Announces expansion of ability to "attest," rather than verify with documentation, certain eligibility criteria during the annual renewals for Medicaid for "DAB" population - Disabled, Aged 65+, Blind. May attest to income, resources, and change of residency. This includes those receiving Community-Based Long-Term Care Services, which is new.
28 Aug, 2014 97 kb Downloads: 3803
NYC HRA MICSA Medicaid Alert - Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance (CDPAP) & Managed Care (10/26/12) Download
2012-10-26 CDPAP and Managed Care.pdf
Effective Nov. 1, 2012, Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is included in the benefit package for both Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care and Managed Long Term Care. This change affects both people who have Medicaid only and people who have both Medicaid and Medicare ("dual eligibles). See info on CDPAP at http://wnylc.com/health/entry/40/.

(1) Most people STATEWIDE with Medicaid Only (but no Medicare) are already required to enroll in a Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) plan. Those plans will now approve, authorize and pay for CDPAP. See http://wnylc.com/health/news/22/

(2) Managed Long Term Care (MLTC)-- See info at http://wnylc.com/health/news/41/.

Since MLTC is now mandatory as of 9/1/2012 in NYC for "dual eligibles" needing personal care, CDPAP recipients in NYC will begin receiving letters giving them 60 days to select an MLTC plan, or they will be auto-assigned to a plan on a random basis. The MLTC plans must contract with CONCEPTS and Chinese-American Planning Council through 10/31/13 so consumers can keep their current aides. See more at http://wnylc.com/health/entry/40/
18 Aug, 2014 117 kb Downloads: 8214
Medicaid Alert: Excess Income (Surplus) Applicants in Need of Managed Long Term Care Download
MLTC change in spend-down coding 7-12-2012.pdf
July 12, 2012
The purpose of this ALERT is to inform Community Based Organizations, Client Representatives, Certified Home Health Agencies and other providers that the Medical Assistance Program is changing the way it processes Medicaid applications for excess income eligible consumers seeking enrollment into a Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plan. Consumers seeking MLTC enrollment who are found to only be eligible for the Medicaid Excess Income (Surplus) Program will now have their cases accepted and authorized with “06” (provisional) coverage. This will occur even if their applications are received without bills that cover their excess or surplus.

This new process will allow MLTCplans to see the provisional coverage on ePaces/eMedNY and will facilitate receipt of services for these consumers. Submitters are requested, when appropriate, to prominently indicate on the cover sheet of submitted applications that the consumer intends to enroll into an MLTC plan

Current policy will remain unchanged for all other consumers found eligible for the Excess Income Program.
20 May, 2014 42 kb Downloads: 7974
Contact list at NYC Medicaid Program (MICSA) - by Program with directors - 12/2013 Download
MICSA Contact List 12-2013.pdf
Obtained through freedom of information request by Urban Justice Center, Feb. 2014
10 Mar, 2014 50 kb Downloads: 11747
HRA Alert: Spousal Impoverishment Budgeting for MLTC Applicant/Recipients Download
Medicaid Alert Re Spousal Impv Budgeting 3-2014.pdf
Published in March 2014
05 Mar, 2014 153 kb Downloads: 4208
NYC HRA 2013 MAP INF-04 Spousal Refusal Instructions - Supplement to MAP Procedure 90-10 Download
2013 MAP INF-04 Spousal Impoverishment Correction.pdf
A community spouse is entitled to the community spouse monthly income allowance (CSMIA) even if she does a spousal refusal to contribute resources. See NYS ADM 91-ADM-33 and NYS DOH Medicaid Reference Guide at page 396. However, since mid-2012, the NYC HRA Medicaid program has violated this longstanding state rule and has denied the community spouse this income allowance if she executed a spousal refusal. Many fair hearing decisions reversed these determinations, see, e.g. FH 6208131N (3/1/2013), FH 6318971R (9/5/2013). In December 2013, the Elder Law Section of the NYS Bar Association asked HRA to cease this unlawful practice of denying this impoverishment allowance. Through a Freedom of Information request, the Bar identified some internal HRA procedures that were wrong and asked that HRA correct them. On Dec. 24, 2013, HRA issued 2013 MAP-INF 04 which correctly states that the community spouse is entitled to the CSMIA even if she does a spousal refusal, if she provides complete information regarding income and resources.
04 Mar, 2014 36 kb Downloads: 4234
MAP-628C MBI-WPD documentation checklist Download
MAP-628C MBI-WPD documentation checklist.pdf
Supplemental form to be submitted with a MBI-WPD application.
18 Feb, 2014 143 kb Downloads: 4637
MAP-101 MBI-WPD prescreening document Download
MAP-101 MBI-WPD prescreening document.pdf
Document to be submitted to HRA accompanying a MBI-WPD application.
18 Feb, 2014 76 kb Downloads: 5055
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