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2018-19 NYS Proposed Budget Would Abolish "Spousal Refusal," Cut "Spousal Impoverishment" and Change MLTC in Ways that May Hurt Consumers with High Needs
09 Feb, 2018
While we are grateful that the Governor recognizes the importance of the Medicaid program for New Yorkers, and has fought to maintain access to health care for New Yorkers under the Affordable Care Act and for DACA immigrants, the proposed New York State budget for 2018-19 includes some alarming...
MLTC UPDATE 2018 - Prepare for April 1, 2018 Changes in Fair Hearing Appeal Rights
09 Feb, 2018
This is a running news article with updates on Managed Long Term Care in NYS. Please see archives for past articles: MLTC updates 2014 - 2016 MLTC Updates - 2012 - 2013 KEY CONTACTS State Dept. of Health Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 or e-mail...
Heads Up - Changes Coming in Fair Hearing Rights for MLTC and Managed Care Members - April 2018
30 Jan, 2018
February 8, 2018 update - The State Dept. of Health has a new webpage on which FAQs, webinars, and guidance for mainstream Medicaid managed care plans is posted on the new requirements that start April 1st. Here is the webpage Service Authorization and Appeals for Mainstream Medicaid Managed...
30,000 NYS Residents Age 65+ May Lose Medicaid If They Do Not Apply to Enroll in Medicare - 4000 Upstate Already Discontinued
24 Jan, 2018
January 2018 UPDATE: 4,000 Upstate Medicaid Recipients age 65 have already had Medicaid discontinued effective Jan. 1, 2018 under this new requirement! In NYC, a corrected letter was sent on Jan. 6, 2018 to 5,500 recipients, extending their deadline to submit proof that they applied for Medicare...

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