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news NYS AGAIN Delays Launch of "FIDA" Demonstration to Manage Care for Dual Eligibles - to January 2015
09 Jul, 2014
After a prior 6-month postponement announced in January 2014, New York State in July 2014 again delayed the start of its Fully Integrated Dual Advantage demonstration program until January 2015 (in NYC and Nassau Counties, April 2015 in Westchester and Suffolk Counties). The initial voluntary...
news MLTC Roll-Out - MLTC Expansion to Nursing Homes delayed 1 Month, Free Webinar on MLTC, New Directives Issued
08 Jul, 2014
State Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 e-mail mltcworkgroup@health.state.ny.us and put "COMPLAINT" in subject line For enrollment complaints - call NY Medicaid Choice - 1-855-886-0570 (Advocates line) 1-888-401-6582 (Consumers line) State...
news Mandatory Enrollment of Nursing Home residents into Managed Care & MLTC - Delayed Until at Least August 1, 2014
08 Jul, 2014
Nursing Home Resident Transition to Managed Care As of June 27th, 2014 (and presumably as of July 7th) the federal Medicaid agency CMS has still not approved the expansion of the 1115 waiver that will allow the State to require nursing home residents to enroll in managed care and MLTC plans....
news Providers Must be Enrolled in NYS Medicaid Program to ORDER/PRESCRIBE/REFER/ATTEND Medicaid Services
03 Jul, 2014
Physicians and other healthcare providers are required to enroll with the NY State Medicaid program before Medicaid will pay for services that the providers prescribe, order, or refer. The rule applies to ordering, prescribing, referring and attending physicians and healthcare providers (“OPRA...
news HEAP cooling assistance program shuts down June 26, 2014
19 Jun, 2014
OTDA has announced that the 2014 HEAP cooling assistance program will be closing down on June 26, 2014. June 26th is the last day that applications will be accepted for the benefit. The HEAP cooling assistance program can pay for an air conditioner for certain low income individuals whose...

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