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Conflict Free Case Management: Themes in States Implementing New Systems

In this October 2014 Issue Brief, NSCLC provides background on conflict-free case management and reviews existing regulations and guidance.

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HR 1601: Co-Sponsors and Endorsing Organizations

This paper lists both co-sponsors and endorsing organizations of the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act (HR 1601).

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Statement: Recognize the Value of Medicare and Medicaid at 48

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2013 Statement of the National Senior Citizens Law Center: Let’s Recognize the Value Medicare and Medicaid  Both Medicare and Medicaid turn 48 July 30. When President Lyndon Johnson signed the programs into law, only half …

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Kevin Prindiville is New NSCLC Executive Director

  WASHINGTON, DC — After an extensive, nationwide search, the National Senior    Citizens Law Center Board of Directors has named current Deputy Director Kevin Prindiville as its new Executive Director effective July 1. He will replace Paul Nathanson, who has …

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Medicaid Payment for Assisted Living

The federal government should take a more active role in oversight of assisted living facilities in light of current common practice that allows facilities to kick out or refuse to admit Medicaid-eligible residents even though the facilities themselves are approved … Continue reading

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CMS and ACL Announce Funding Opportunity Providing Options Counseling to Dual Eligibles

In addition to the release of the Massachusetts MOU on August 23, CMS and the Administration on Community Living announced a funding opportunity to support State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) to provide options for counseling to dual eligibles in states that participate in the demonstration.

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First Dual Eligible Memorandum of Understanding Raises Some Concerns

The agreement between the state of Massachusetts and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows how much work still needs to be done…

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Adult Day Health Care/ Community Based Adult Services – Switch to Managed Care is October

Most participants in the Medi-Cal Community Based Adult Services (CBAS), formerly known as Adult Day Health Care (ADHC), will need to switch to Medi-Cal managed care on October 1, 2012 in order to continue receiving services.

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Massachusetts and CMS sign off on first Memorandum of Understanding for Dual Eligible Integration Demonstration

As announced on Thursday, August 22, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Massachusetts have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two for a demonstration to integrate care for dual eligibles. With the release of the MOU, Massachusetts is the first state to receive approval from the federal government to begin implementing a new system of integrated care for dual eligibles.

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Statement: Happy 77th Birthday Social Security

In observing this anniversary, we need to celebrate the critical role played by Social Security in enabling older Americans and workers who become disabled to live independently and not be a burden to their offspring. We also need to be vigilant and protect Social Security from ill-advised efforts to cut benefits.

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