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Where to Apply for Medicaid and Medicaid Home Care in New York City
New York City's Medicaid program is run by the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA). Changes in how people apply for and receive Medicaid personal care services are occurring in September 2012.
A. There are two networks of offices to apply for Medicaid in the community:
(1) Community Medicaid offices - process applications for Medicaid, Medicaid with a "spend-down," the Medicaid Buy-In for People with Disabilities, Medicare Savings Program, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus.
(2) CASA offices (Home Care Services Program) -- Beginning 9/14/2012, these offices will no longer accept and process M11qs to approve home attendant (personal care) services for most adults age 21+ who also have Medicare. Personal care services for most adults age 21+ who have Medicare must now be obtained through Managed Long Term Care Plans. There are some exceptions. See this article for the new procedures for applying for Medicaid home care services.
HRA--HCSP Central Medicaid Unit (since Jan. 14, 2013)
785 Atlantic Avenue, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Please see NYC Medicaid Alert dated January 3, 2013 explaining the relocation of the Central Medicaid Unit and other home care services programs within HRA.
2. File Medicaid applications and M11q forms, for those EXCLUDED from Managed Long Term Care, including those who need only Housekeeping services, or who are in the Nursing Home Transition, OPWDD or TBI Waivers, or those who have Medicaid only and do NOT have Medicare, or those under age 21 - file at:
CENTRAL INTAKE (NEW ADDRESS MAY 5, 2014)
NYC HRA Home Care Services Program
109 East 16th Street, 5th Floor,
New York, NY 10003 TEL 212-824-0706 FAX 212-896-8814
B. Alternate ways of applying for Medicaid, Family Health Plus or Child Health Plus --
C. Other Medicaid (MICSA) contacts -- Contacts at the main MICSA administrative offices are in these lists -- Full list and Directors/Unit list. (Dec. 2013) If you have corrections, please notify us by e-mail. Also see this news article about the Medicaid headquarters' May 2013 move to Brooklyn.
D. Other pathways to Medicaid --
This article was authored by the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of New York Legal Assistance Group.