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State Moves Forward with Implementing Medicaid Cuts and Changes Enacted in State Budget
08 Jun, 2011
The State Dept. of Health has moved ahead to implement the changes enacted in the State Budget in late March 2011.  The changes are generally described in this article .   Here is information on the status of implementation of some of the changes some of which require a "waiver"...
Fundamental Changes to NYS Medicaid in 2011 State Budget
01 Apr, 2011
The Health Budget passed this week makes fundamental and far-reaching changes to New York’s Medicaid program, with savings reported at $2.8 billion. The proposals that were presented to the legislature in the Governor’s 30 day amendments represented a package submitted by the Medicaid Redesign...
New York City's Medicaid Fair Hearing Office has moved!
23 Mar, 2011
New York City's Medicaid Fair Hearing Division and Conference Unit will be relocating from 330 West 34th Street, 3rd floor in Manhattan to 111 Livingston Street, 4th floor in Brooklyn effective Friday, March 25, 2011. This also includes all Medicaid and Medicaid home care fair hearings (located...
Thank you for supporting Selfhelp -- for donating or coming to Selfhelp's benefit reception!
21 Mar, 2011
Thank you to all who came to our our third annual benefit reception on March 3, or those who made a generous donation.   Those who attended heard  poignant words by honoree Gail Sheehy, best-selling author of Passages 30 years ago and more recently "Passages in Caregiving - Turning...
Devastating Cuts in NYS Medicaid Program Proposed
25 Feb, 2011
Yesterday, February 24, 2011, the governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team approved a package of 79 cost-cutting Medicaid recommendations nearly half of which were hurriedly presented that day for the first time.  The team , which had solicited ideas for cost-cutting and...
19 Nov, 2010
On Friday, November 19, 2010, the New York State Department of Health launched a new web page that explains how consumers can obtain Medicaid through the Medicaid  "Excess Income" or "Spend-down" program.   The new page was designed in collaboration with a statewide working group...
Mandatory Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Begins Sept. 1, 2010 in New York City For People with HIV and AIDS
27 Sep, 2010
As of September 1, 2010, there is no longer an HIV/ AIDS exemption from mandatory Medicaid managed care in New York City.  People living with HIV and AIDS who are Medicaid recipients will be required to join a  Medicaid managed care plan if they are not eligible for another exemption...
CMS reminds Medicare Part D sponsors of their transition supply obligations
31 Aug, 2010
CMS has issued a reminder to Part D sponsors that they are obligated to provide transition supplies to current enrollees who are negatively affected by changes to their plan's formulary.   The memo, released on August 27, 2010, gives...
NYS Bridge Plan -- High Risk Insurance Pool - Begins Taking Applications August 20th
21 Aug, 2010
The NY Bridge Plan began accepting applications on August 20, 2010, with coverage available beginning October 1, 2010.  The "Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan" (PCIP) is partially funded by the federal government and subject to federal regulations established under the Patient...
Welcome to NYHealthAccess.org!
29 Dec, 2009
This website is a joint venture of the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid Society, and Selfhelp Community Services, and is funded in part by the New York State Office For the Aging and the New York Community Trust.  The Western New York Law Center has graciously provided the web hosting and...

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