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News from NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program - Library of Past Newsletters
28 Dec, 2017
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...
Heads Up - Changes Coming in Fair Hearing Rights for MLTC and Managed Care Members - March 2018
27 Dec, 2017
December 2017 update - see some State official templates for model notices posted here - with sample of a reduction notice here. Also, download this Managed Care Appeal Authorization form, developed by NYLAG EFLRP. Read more about why this form is suggested here. What is Changing? New York...
30,000 NYS Residents Age 65+ May Lose Medicaid If They Do Not Apply to Enroll in Medicare
26 Dec, 2017
In December 2017 and January 2018, letters are being mailed out to 30,000 NYS Medicaid recipients age 65+ who do not have Medicare Parts A or B, telling them that they must go to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to enroll in Medicare, in order to keep Medicaid coverage. They will...
Pooled Trust Notification Bill Signed into Law! Thanks to Assembly Health Chair Gottfried and State Senator Rob Ortt!
26 Dec, 2017
On Monday, December 18, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the "Pooled Trust Notification Bill." This legislation will require for the first time that Medicaid applicants and recipients who have a spend-down be given notice in plain language that explains the availability of supplemental...
FIDA: 5 plans exit FIDA 2018 -Know Transition Rights for 534 Members of Closing Plans
26 Dec, 2017
CONTACT: NY Medicaid Choice for information or to Enroll 1-855-600-FIDA (1-855-600-3432) TTY: 1-888-329-1541 FAX a 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 Ombudsprogram for MLTC and FIDA. Click here for info. ...

Recent Articles
Advocate's Outline on Supplemental Needs Trusts
This in-depth training outline (updated January 2018) covers how Supplemental Needs Trusts work (both individual and pooled). Explains how they...
Medicaid Assisted Living Programs (ALP) in NYS
INTRODUCTION The Assisted Living Program provides supportive housing and home care services to individuals who are medically eligible for...
When an MLTC Plan Closes - What are the Members' Rights?
Now that enrollment in Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans has been mandatory for 5 years for most adult "dual eligibles" (people with Medicaid and...
"Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries" (QMB) - Protections against "Balance Billing"
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...
List of Pooled SNTs in New York State
This is an unofficial list of non-profit organizations in New York State that offer pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts (or similar services) to people...


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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. The green highlighted figures are updated for 2018. The yellow highlighted figures are for...
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...
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...
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...
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...



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