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NYS Medicaid Cuts 2020-21 - LOOKBACK Likely to be Pushed Back from April to July 1, 2021 - and More Info on Medicaid Home Care Changes
20 Jan, 2021
Severe cuts in Medicaid eligibility and access to home care services were enacted in the State Budget on April 2, 2020. Summary starts here. This article discusses the two main changes the LOOKBACK and the changes in eligibility and assessment of HOME CARE. See comments filed by NYLAG on...
Covid-19 Resources and Advocacy on Medicaid in NYS - COVID Flexibilities extended through April 2021
19 Jan, 2021
As Social Distancing and shuttered offices become the new normal, New Yorkers who depend on Medicaid or need to apply for it need to learn new policies and procedures that are quickly being developed by the federal government (CMS), the NYS Department of Health (DOH), and by each local Medicaid...
NYC Medicaid Application Changes!! New "Supplement A" form required in All Applications and Must be Signed by Spouse
08 Jan, 2021
HRA recently posted a new Medicaid Alert - Asset Verification System Expanded to all DAB/SSI Related Submissions (Dec.22, 2020). Why this electronic system is expanding is explained below. But buried in the Alert is the bigger news some big changes for filing all Medicaid applications in NYC for...
NYLAG Submits Comments on proposed CMS "Sunset" Regulation - Rule Adopted January 8, 2021
08 Jan, 2021
JAN 8, 2021 Update - The Trump Administration adopted a final rule - PDF finalizing, with some changes, the proposed rule that NYLAG and many other organizations commented on, described below. In its last days, the Trump Administration is continuing to try to sabotage the incoming...
Attention Nursing Home, Adult Home and ALP Residents: You May Keep Your Covid Stimulus Check!
04 Jan, 2021
2021 UPDATE - The new second round of stimulus payments being made in January 2021 are exempt from Medicaid, SSI and other federal needs-based benefits. See this blog from CLASP. Economic Impact Payments (EIP) or stimulus payments authorized by the CARES ACT cannot be counted as "income" for...

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Medicaid Renewals/Recertifications in New York City- TIPS
This article available as a fact sheet in ENGLISH and SPANISH This article is for people whose Medicaid is administered by the NYC Medicaid...
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...
Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
NYS announced the 2021 Income and Resource levels in GIS 20 MA/13 - - 2021 Medicaid Income Levels Attachment I (General Medicaid for Aged, Blind...
Know Your Rights: NYLAG Webinars on Medicare and Medicaid -
The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program conducted a five-part Continuing Legal Education Webinar program in April and May 2016 that provides tools...
MLTC Members in Nursing Homes for 3+ Months Being Disenrolled from MLTC Plans
Jan. 2021 Update - More Nursing Home Residents to be Disenrolled from MLTC plans April 1, 2021, after Disenrollments on Jan. 1, 2021 On April 1,...


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Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
NYS announced the 2021 Income and Resource levels in GIS 20 MA/13 - - 2021 Medicaid Income Levels Attachment I (General Medicaid for Aged, Blind...
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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