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NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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Category Archives: Health Network Alert
NCLC WEBINAR: Medical Debt: Overview of New IRS Regulations and Industry Best Practices
Free NCLC Webinar When: March 4, 2015 at 2 p.m – 3 p.m. EDT This webinar will present an overview of the IRS final regulations governing financial assistance and collection policies of nonprofit hospitals. The regulations require nonprofit hospitals to … Continue reading
NSCLC Attorney Co-Presents Webinar on Involuntary Nursing Home Discharge
(1/28/2015) Free Webinar – Involuntary Transfer and Discharge from Nursing Homes: Prevention, Advocacy, and Appeals When: February 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST This webinar discussed strategies and best practices for preventing involuntary discharge from nursing homes and advocating for residents … Continue reading
Help for Medicare Beneficiaries Transitioning from Expansion Medicaid
(1/27/2014) Two new resources analyze what states are required do and what flexibilities they have to assist beneficiaries who transition from Expansion Medicaid to Medicare. Both resources provide important information to state advocates, state officials and other stakeholders on how …
Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision on Jesinoski is a Big Win for Homeowners
(1/26/2015) More than 80% of older adults own their home and many are at risk or have lost their home to foreclosure due to predatory mortgage lending practices. The right to rescind a mortgage loan under the Truth in Lending …
FLSA Home Care Rule Struck Down by D.C. District Court
(1/20/2015) A U.S. federal district court has struck down new rules that would have applied Fair Labor Standards Act standards, like payment of minimum wage and overtime, to most Medicaid home care providers. Historically, many personal care providers and other …
New House Amendment Could Threaten Social Security and Disability Benefits
(1/13/2015) Last week the House of Representatives approved a rule that prohibits any legislation that would reallocate funds between the Social Security Administration’s Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and its Disability Insurance (DI) programs.
State Officials, Providers, and Disability and Aging Groups Praise CMS Guidance on HCBS Rule
(1/12/2015) Since Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of final regulations regarding the settings of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule in January 2014, there has been some confusion among providers, families, advocates, people with disabilities and …
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence announce webinar series: Abuse in Later Life
(1/7/2015) The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence have created a 5-part webinar series on Abuse in Later Life for civil attorneys, legal advocates and others who …
Transition Policies for Medicare Part D: 2015 Update
(1/7/2015) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established protections for Medicare Part D beneficiaries when they experience coverage transitions. To assist advocates with transition issues, NSCLC has released a paper that sets out the CMS minimum requirements …
New Fact Sheet: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead
(12/18/2014) Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Labor’s new Home Care Rule, depending on how it is implemented, could result in unintended consequences such as cuts to services, dismantling of programs that allow consumers to control their own care, …