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News from NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program - Library of Past Newsletters
05 Nov, 2018
The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program at NYLAG sends out periodic updates to interested people about developments in Medicaid in New York State affecting seniors and people with disabilities, with an emphasis on people who rely on Medicaid for long-term care services or for subsidies to help...
MLTC UPDATE: Guildnet Closing Letters Sent to 7500+ Members - Learn Tips at NYLAG CLE on Nov. 14th, Nursing Home Changes in MLTC
29 Oct, 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 Guildnet closing KEY CONTACTS State Dept. of Health Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 or ...
State Dept of Health Moves to Implement MLTC Changes Enacted in 2018-19 NYS Budget
25 Oct, 2018
Though the NYS legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed on a State Budget on April 1, 2018, many of the changes in the Managed Long Term Care program are still in the planning stages for implementation. Here is the status of state budget provisions affecting Medicaid for seniors and people with...
Webinar on Changes Coming May 1st in Fair Hearing Rights for MLTC and Managed Care Members - Recording Available for Online Viewing
22 Apr, 2018
On May 1, 2018, New York State will implement massive changes in appeal rights for members of Medicaid managed care plans, including members of Managed Long Term Care plans. These changes in federal Medicaid regulations governing Medicaid managed care plans were made by the Obama Administration. ...
30,000 NYS Residents Age 65+ May Lose Medicaid If They Do Not Apply to Enroll in Medicare - 2,204 in NYC Who Lost Medicaid Restored Temporarily
14 Mar, 2018
March 14, 2018 UPDATE: After ​​​advocacy by Legal Services NYC, including a threat of litigation, the State DOH has agreed to restore Medicaid coverage to all 2,204 NYC Medicaid recipients who had coverage terminated on March 6th. They had all received notices that they must provide proof...

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Special Income Standard for Housing Expenses: If Discharged from Nursing Homes or Adult Homes & Enroll in or Remain Enrolled in MLTC Plan
A huge barrier to people returning to the community from nursing homes is the high cost of housing. One way New York State is trying to address that...
How to use a pooled SNT to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down.
This Fact Sheet explains how to use a Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down (updated March 2018) - See SPANISH...
Overview - Supplemental Needs Trusts
Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs) are legal tools used to help disabled people keep more of their income or assets without losing their public...
Step-by-step guide to enrolling in a pooled income trust for Medicaid spend-down
This article is intended as a condensed road-map for using a pooled income trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down. This article contemplates...
2019 Medicare Part D Plans in NYS - Stand-Alone and Medicare Advantage
The annual coordinated election period ("open enrollment") for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans for 2019 runs from October 15 through...


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Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
Here is the 2018 HRA Income and Resource Levels chart. This short summary chart shows that income limits have increased for the new "MAGI"...
Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York State
WHO MAY BE HIRED AS THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT? Changes effective APRIL 1, 2016 An adult who is not...
Medicaid Personal Care or Home Attendant Services
The Medicaid program in New York State covers a type of home care services called Personal Care services (aka PCS or "home attendant"). Covered...
Step-by-step guide to enrolling in a pooled income trust for Medicaid spend-down
This article is intended as a condensed road-map for using a pooled income trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down. This article contemplates...
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York
Funded by the State Medicaid program, Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) help eligible individuals meet some or all of their cost-sharing obligations...



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