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NYS Medicaid Cuts Final Home Care Regulations Adopted: LOOKBACK Delayed until at least April 2022 - View recorded webinars on lookback
16 Sep, 2021
Severe cuts in Medicaid eligibility and access to home care services were enacted in the 2020-21 State Budget on April 2, 2020. Summary starts here. . Download the Final Health Budget Law (direct link to PDF – consumer-focused sections start at page 259) This article discusses the two main...
Medicaid & SSI Recipients May Keep Your Covid Stimulus Checks & Unemployment benefits - Including Nursing Home, Adult Home & ALP Residents!
12 Sep, 2021
Economic Impact Payments (EIP) (stimulus payments) first authorized by the CARES ACT in 2020 and then two later rounds of payments cannot be counted as "income" for financial eligibility for Medicaid or SSI. However, initially Medicaid and SSI recipients had 12 months to spend the checks...
Covid-19 Resources on Medicaid in NYS - - Vaccines required for Home Care; in-person assessments required -- Nursing Home Visitation Updated -
04 Sep, 2021
This article describes laws, policies and procedures developed by the federal government (CMS), the NYS Department of Health (DOH), and by New York City is HRA to protect Medicaid during the Public Health Emergency. On this page we will gather links to helpful resources and to key government...
MLTC UPDATE: MLTC Disenrollments Resume, Home Care Workers Must be Vaccinated,
27 Aug, 2021
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 MLTC CONTACTS State Dept. of Health Complaint Number for MLTC enrollment & services problems- ...
Advocates urge Governor to include Medicaid Eligibility Equity in the Executive Budget - by Expanding Eligibility for Disabled/Age 65+/ Blind (DAB) Medicaid
26 Aug, 2021
New York Legal Assistance Group, Medicaid Matters New York, the Medicare Rights Center, Community Service Society of New York, The Legal Aid Society, New York StateWide Senior Action Council, and over 50 other organizations, are asking New York’s new Governor, Kathy Hochul, to expand Medicaid...

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Medicaid Alerts & Other Protocols published by the NYC HRA Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA)
HRA MICSA Alerts are periodic announcements of policy, staff and office changes published by the Medical Insurance and Community Services...
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"). WARNING: ...
Medigap (Medicare Supplemental) Policies and Rates in New York State - with Rate Tables for the Current Year
Medigap (aka Medicare supplemental insurance) policies are sold by private health insurance companies to cover some of the "gaps" in expenses not...
Managed Long Term Care
State Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 e-mail mltctac@health.ny.gov and put "COMPLAINT" in subject line For enrollment...
Right to a "Home Hearing" under Varshavsky Case - Special Rights in Fair Hearings Seeking Increases in Medicaid Home Care
RIGHTS of People Who Cannot Travel to a Fair Hearing Because of Disability This article can also be downloaded as a Fact Sheet here. ...


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Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
NYS updated the 2021 levels with GIS 21 MA/06 -with the 2021 Federal Poverty Levels (April 2021) Attachment I ( MAGI & non-MAGI limits for...
Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York State
COVID-19 updates CDPAP services are still available from MLTC and managed care plans, for people applying for "Immediate Need" services, or who...
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...
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"). WARNING: ...
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York
Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) pay for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and qualify enrollees for the ...



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