NSCLC’s LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field report was the subject of a meeting attended by Executive Director Paul Nathanson and Staff Attorney Gene Coffey with U.S. Administration on Aging and HHS officials as well as representatives from some of the partner groups that helped NSCLC develop the report. Problems identified in the report related to how LGBT older adults are treated or the fears that they have about long term care facilities were discussed. The meeting was called by Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, a former Kansas Secretary on Aging, long term care ombudsman and legal services attorney. Ideas for dealing with some of the concerns outlined in the report were discussed.
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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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