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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: Reports
State Transition Plans for New Medicaid HCBS Regulations: Four Tips for Consumer Advocates
In this July tool for consumers, NSCLC shares four tips regarding state transition plans for new Medicaid HCBS regulations. States now are beginning to release their transition plans to bring their Medicaid HCBS systems into compliance with the new federal regulations on community-based settings. It is essential that … Continue reading
CMS Releases More Windsor Guidance on Medicaid
July 2014 — One-year after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to release guidance on same-sex marriages and Medicare and Medicaid. CMS recently issued a letter to … Continue reading
Version Three of Advocate’s Guide to California’s Coordinated Care Initiative
June 2014 — Implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) – California’s dual eligible demonstration program — is now underway in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and San Mateo counties. Because there have been significant changes to the … Continue reading
You’ve Got Mail: Designing Enrollment Notices for a Dual Eligible Demonstration Rollout
June 2014 — With support from The Commonwealth Fund, NSCLC prepared a new resource, You’ve Got Mail: Designing Enrollment Notices for a Dual Eligible Demonstration Rollout. The resource is designed to assist consumer advocates and state officials preparing consumer notices … Continue reading
Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules
June 2014 — To assist government officials and stakeholders, NSCLC has written Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules. The guide provides analysis and recommendations for multiple aspects of the new regulations, … Continue reading
ISSUE BRIEF: Estate Recovery Under Medi-Cal
May 2014– A new issue brief authored by the National Senior Citizens Law Center describes Medi-Cal estate recovery and clarifies who could be subject to it and under what circumstances. The state’s Medi-Cal estate recovery program has received renewed attention … Continue reading
Just Like Home: Consumer Rights in Medicaid HCBS
April 2014 – The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) believes that home and community-based services (HCBS) should be provided as an option to every Medicaid beneficiary (consumer) who needs such services, allowing more seniors and persons with disabilities to … Continue reading
Details Matter! Advocate’s Library of Managed Long Term Services and Supports Contract Provisions
March 2014 — A wave of new Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services (MLTSS) programs is sweeping the country and promises to impact the way care is delivered to millions of the nation’s seniors and people with disabilities. Whether this impact is … Continue reading
Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California
February 2014 –Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California shows that California’s assisted living policy is significantly out of date and requires significant revision to keep pace with the new realities of assisted living.