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news News from NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program - Library of Past Newsletters
07 Aug, 2016
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...
news Fast-Tracking of Medicaid Applications for those with Immediate Need for Medicaid Home Care - New Starting July 2016
05 Aug, 2016
In July 2016, the NYS Department of Health launched a new procedure that fast-tracks the approval of Medicaid applications for applicants who have an "Immediate Need" for either personal care or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance services. 16 ADM-02 - Immediate Need for Personal Care Services...
news FIDA: State Reforms FIDA to Address Declining Enrollment; Suffolk & Westchester Still Delayed as of July 2016
08 Jul, 2016
CONTACT: NY Medicaid Choice for information or to Opt Out 1-855-600-FIDA (1-855-600-3432) TTY: 1-888-329-1541 FAX authorization to opt out someone else 1-917-228-8601 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ICAN - NYS...
news NYLAG Evelyn Frank Program 5-Part Webinar Series on Medicare & Medicaid Available Online - Free Viewing
11 May, 2016
The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program just completed its five-part Continuing Legal Education Webinar program that provides tools to understand and navigate the complex world of Medicare and Medicaid in New York. The focus is on eligibility and application procedures for older persons and...
news Final NYS Budget 2016-17 - Harsh Medicaid Cuts Avoided
04 Apr, 2016
In the final New York State Executive Budget effective for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2016, most of the harshest cuts to Medicaid eligibility that Gov. Cuomo had proposed were not enacted. The Medicaid budget language is in the Health and Mental Hygiene (HMH) (S6407-C/A9007-C)- find it...

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document Cost Sharing Confusion for Clients in the QMB Program
THE PROBLEM: Meet Joe, whose Doctor has Billed him for the Medicare Coinsurance Joe Client is disabled and lives only on SSI and SSD. His health...
document 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...
document Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services and CDPAP Outside NYC - 2016 Changes
New York State's Medicaid program covers personal care services and consumer-directed personal assistance services. The model for delivery of those...
document Applying for Medicaid Personal Care or CDPAP Services in New York City - 2016 Changes
Where and how to apply for Medicaid personal care services and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program (CDPAP) services has drastically...
document New Law Requires 7-Day Medicaid Application Approval if "Immediate Need" for Personal Care or CDPAP - Addresses Delays in Enrolling in MLTC Plans.
People who apply for Medicaid in order to obtain home care services face long delays in getting Medicaid approved and then accessing home care...


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document Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
Click here for NYS Medicaid Income and Resource Levels Chart for 2016 (NYC Human Resources Administration publishes chart annually based on NYS Dept....
document 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"). LAW...
document Managed Long Term Care
Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans are insurance plans that are paid a monthly premium ("capitation") by the New York Medicaid program to approve...
document 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...
document Medicaid Spend-Down
Because Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, one must have income and assets below a certain limit to be eligible. For a single...



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