Category Archives: Health Care

NSCLC Comment on Important Regulation in Long-Term Care Facilities for Couples Post Windsor

For NSCLC’s full comments on the proposed rule, click here. To access the template comments, click here.

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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

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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, …

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CMS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Support Equal Rights for Same Sex Spouses in Medicare and Medicaid Facilities

(12/17/2014)  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed regulations as part of CMS’ implementation of the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013).  Comments on the rule …

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WEBINAR: Assisted Living Reform: Policies and Politics

Free Webinar When: Monday, December 15, 2014 3 – 4 PM EDT There’s a growing agreement around the need for assisted living reform. While health policy experts, caregivers, consumers, and their families recognize reform is overdue, political hurdles can get … Continue reading

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New Issue Brief on Appeals in the Dual Demonstrations

(12/05/2014)  Under the Affordable Care Act, a number of states are participating in financial alignment demonstrations that combine the delivery of Medicare and Medicaid services for dual eligible beneficiaries. Even though financial alignment demonstrations are already “live” in five states …

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WEBINAR: Emerging Issues and Consumer Rights in Providing Medicaid LTSS through Managed Care

Free Webinar When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014  2-3 PM EDT This webinar examined the critically important issue of consumer rights in the 28 states that have moved to Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems. Additionally, it evaluated emerging … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Dual Eligible Demonstrations – An Update for Advocates

Free Webinar Wednesday, December 3, 2014  3 – 4 PM EDT Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries in several states received passive enrollment notices as part of the Financial Alignment Initiative. On January 1, 2015, another large … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports – Appeals 101

Free Webinar When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2-3 PM EDT Since 2009, the number of states delivering Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) through managed care has increased more than four-fold, so that presently, 28 states either operate a managed … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary

Free Webinar Series When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI started on April 1, 2014, in … Continue reading

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