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Summary of California Dual Eligible Agreement with CMS

On March 27th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to implement a dual eligible demonstration that will transform the way Medicare and … Continue reading

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CMS Approves California’s Dual Eligible Demonstration

On March 27th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to implement a dual eligible demonstration that will transform the way Medicare and …

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Notice About In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Settlement

The National Senior Citizens Law Center asks for your help in distributing the attached notice to your networks, members and IHSS consumers, and in posting the attached flyer in your offices.  The notice and flyer are about the settlement of …

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Call-in April 10 Seeks to Stop Obama’s Chained CPI Proposal

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is mobilizing advocates across the nation in a Congressional Call-In day on Wednesday, April 10th, the day that President Obama releases his budget that will reportedly include cuts to Social Security …

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Annual Report Summarizes 40th Year

(April 2013) Last year marked NSCLC’s 40th anniversary. While we celebrated that milestone, we also recognized that challenges to the rights of low income older adults to quality health care, economic security or access to the courts have by no … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Understanding the California Memorandum of Understanding

April 10, 2013 Webinar In March, the California Department of Health Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reached an agreement to implement a dual eligible demonstration that will transform the way Medicare and Medi-Cal services are delivered … Continue reading

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California Dual Eligibles Agreement with CMS: More Work Needed

More Work Is Needed to Protect Older Adults and People with Disabilities  OAKLAND, CA – Today, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an agreement to redesign the way …

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Long Term Care Commission Should Right the Imbalance In How Medicaid Pays for Long Term Services and Supports

(March 2013) President Obama has just appointed the final members of the Commission on Long Term Care.  This new Commission has six months to accomplish one objective: develop a plan for the establishment, implementation and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, … Continue reading

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Settlement of IHSS Lawsuit will Prevent Devastating Cuts to CA Home Care Services

Lawyers representing IHSS consumers, unions and the State of California have reached a settlement that will prevent the implementation of devastating cuts to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). The settlement resolves a federal lawsuit, David Oster et al. v. Lightbourne.

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Long Term Care Commission Should Right the Imbalance in How Medicaid Pays for LTSS

President Obama has recently appointed the final members of the Commission on Long Term Care. Over the next six months the Commission must accomplish one objective: develop a plan for the establishment, implementation and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and …

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