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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: Home & Community Based Services
(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, …
(09/05/2014) The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a new rule governing home care services for people with disabilities and seniors. This rule may impact some of your state’s long term care programs, particularly your state’s “consumer-directed” programs. Consumers …
WEBINAR: Community-Based Settings and the New Medicaid HCBS Standards: Views from the States, 6 Months In
Free Webinar When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2-3 PM EDT On March 15, 2014, the new federal home and community-based services (HCBS) rule went into effect, and the countdown clock for states to craft a transition plan began running. Six … Continue reading
Health Network Alert – State Transition Plans for New Medicaid HCBS Regulations: Four Tips for Consumer Advocates
(07/22/2014) States now are beginning to release their transition plans to bring their Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) systems into compliance with the new federal regulations on community-based settings. It is essential that consumers and their representatives be prepared …
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
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
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
This brief describes how Medicaid continues to give preference to long term services and supports in institutional settings, and provides recommendations to expand and improve home and community-based services for every eligible Medicaid beneficiary.
This fact sheet shares national data on home and community-based services including who provides services, how much states are spending on long term services and supports for elders, and more.
In a statement shared with the Senate Special Committee on Aging Dec. 19, 2013, NSCLC says that the first step in improving Long Term Services and Supports is addressing the imbalance that exists in financing of services. Medicaid, for example, … Continue reading