(6/16/11) A Policy Issue Brief entitled Medicaid Block Grants: Attacking the Safety Net for Low-income Older Adults got the attention of the White House and Democratic members of Congress. In the brief, NSCLC includes eight ways that block granting of Medicaid could hurt low-income older adults and shows how states in that past have had to be forced, in some cases, to obey federal rules governing the program. Experience has made it clear that if Medicaid is converted to a block grant, states will serve fewer people by restricting access and benefits. The health security of millions of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens is at substantial risk if the Medicaid program is changed in this way.
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Unfinished Business: Designing Appeals Procedures in the Dual-Eligible Demonstrations helps stakeholders focus their advocacy about appeals on areas where a consumer voice can have the most potential to affect programs, by highlighting the many areas where appeal rights and procedures have not yet been fully developed. – December 2014
What’s In A Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers In Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports provides advocates with the specific information that must be included in each notice of action to meet due process requirements, and outlines how continuation of services and aid-paid-pending plays out in the managed LTSS context. – November 2014
Conflict Free Case Management: Themes in States Implementing New Systems provides background on conflict-free case management and reviews existing regulations and guidance. – October 2014
Action Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the New Home Care Rule: How to Prevent Service Cuts and Protect Consumer-Directed Programs provides steps that consumers and advocates should take in their states to ensure proper implementation of new federal rule. – September 2014
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