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Webinar: Medicare for Medicaid Advocates: As Easy as A, B, C (and D)

July 24, 2013 Webinar Medicaid advocates whose clients include dual eligibles and low income older adults need a working knowledge of the Medicare program to be able to serve their clients. Join NSCLC for a webinar that presents the basics … Continue reading

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Advocate’s Guide on California’s Coordinated Care Initiative

July 2013 — The Advocate’s Guide to California’s Coordinated Care Initiative helps advocates understand the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), a new state program changing the way dual eligible beneficiaries and other seniors and persons with disabilities get their health care in …

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CMS Releases Guidance for Enrollment Practices in the Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at CMS recently released final enrollment guidance for the dual eligible financial alignment demonstration projects that are being planned by about 20 states. To assist advocates, NSCLC created a summary of the elements of the guidance with most impact on beneficiaries.

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NSCLC Applauds Supreme Court Decision on DOMA, Prop. 8

In a press statement, the National Senior Citizens Law Center applauded the Supreme Court’s historic decision June 26 on the Defense of Marriage Act. The decision to find DOMA unconstitutional has special significance for older same sex married couples who will now enjoy the same rights to Social Security spousal benefits as other married couples.

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Amicus Brief Challenges Ruling on $500 Maximum for Penalties

California law allows a resident to sue for up to $500 when a nursing home has violated a resident’s rights.  It has been understood a damage award could be assessed for each time that a resident’s rights were violated, but … Continue reading

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National Consumer Advocacy Groups Share 10 Outstanding Concerns and Recommendations with the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office

On Wednesday, June 20, thirty-five national organizations shared their 10 outstanding concerns with the dual eligible demonstrations with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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CMS Releases MOU for Virginia Dual Eligible Demonstration

The demonstration, called Commonwealth Coordinated Care, will impact up to 78,000 of Virginia’s full benefit dual eligible individuals.

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Kevin Prindiville Named NSCLC Executive Director

(June 2013) After an extensive, nationwide search involving the board and staff, the National Senior Citizens Law Center Board of Directors named current Deputy Director Kevin Prindiville as the new Executive Director at its meeting June 1 in Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Summary of CMS Guidance on Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

(May 2013) The guidance consists of two documents, each of which sets forth 10 elements that CMS believes should be incorporated into managed LTSS (MTLSS) programs. This summary sets forth some noteworthy aspects of the 10 elements, and also briefly discusses … Continue reading

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Continuity of Care in the Dual Eligible Demonstrations: A Tool for Advocates

Read NSCLC’s analysis and recommendations

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