Category Archives: Reports

Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead

This December Fact Sheet provides a full explanation of newly-released guidance of states’ obligations under the ADA and Olmstead by The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, along with other advocate strategies … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: Designing Appeals Procedures in the Dual-Eligible Demonstrations

This December Issue Brief is an update on NSCLC’s September 2013 analysis of appeals processes in demonstrations in six states. Unfinished Business helps stakeholders focus their advocacy about appeals on areas where a consumer voice can have the most potential to affect … Continue reading

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What’s In A Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

In this November 2014 Advocates Guide, NSCLC 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 … Continue reading

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Conflict Free Case Management: Themes in States Implementing New Systems

In this October 2014 Issue Brief, NSCLC provides background on conflict-free case management and reviews existing regulations and guidance.

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Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet

In this October Fact Sheet, NSCLC summarizes the different populations subject to enrollment into Cal MediConnect plans in January. It also describes the unique issues these populations will face during enrollment and provides guidance to advocates to help beneficiaries through the … Continue reading

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How Advocates Can Protect Clients from Balance Billing in California

In this September 2014 Fact Sheet,  NSCLC shares guidance on protecting clients when providers in California balance bill dual eligibles illegally.

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Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System

In a September 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC outlines the challenges and opportunities related to examining California’s outdated system of regulating the state’s assisted living system.

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How to Make Sure the Home Care Rule Helps Not Harms

In this September 2014 joint report, NSCLC and others analyze the U.S. Department of Labor rule governing home care services.

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Can Reality Match Rhetoric? Person-Centered Planning in Managed LTSS

In this August 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC shares what states are doing to ensure person-centered planning is included in managed care contracts.

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Understanding the Duals Special Needs Plan Policy

In these August Fact Sheets, NSCLC developed county-specific fact sheets that summarize the D-SNP policy and outline for advocates how beneficiaries are impacted depending on the type of Medicare Advantage plan in which a beneficiary is enrolled. The California Department of … Continue reading

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