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2023 Eligibility Increases for Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program for Disabled/Age 65+/ Blind - Webinar materials from Jan. 18, 2023
27 Jan, 2023
Starting in 2023, eligibility will expand for MEDICAID and the Medicare Savings Program for New Yorkers age 65+ and those who have disabilities. Also, undocumented immigrants age 65+ will qualify for Medicaid, and the Essential Plan will also expand, These changes were enacted in the NYS Budget...
Covid-19 Resources on Medicaid in NYS - Unwinding of Public Health Emergency begins - Renewals start April 2023
20 Jan, 2023
This article describes laws, policies and procedures developed by the federal government (CMS), the NYS Department of Health (DOH), and by New York City is HRA to protect Medicaid during the Public Health Emergency. On this page we will gather links to helpful resources and to key government...
MLTC UPDATE: Consumers & Plans Jointly Report Problems with Independent Assessor; Consumers Respond to NYS Comptroller Report on MLTC
27 Dec, 2022
This is a running news article with updates on Managed Long Term Care in NYS. Please see archives for past articles: MLTC updates 2014 - 2016 MLTC Updates - 2012 - 2013 KEY MLTC CONTACTS & WHERE TO FILE COMPLAINTS State Dept. of Health Complaint Number for MLTC enrollment &...
NYS Medicaid Redesign Team II (MRT) -- Independent Assessor to expand Dec. 1st for Immediate Need despite Problems ..Lookback Delayed til April 1, 2024
26 Dec, 2022
REGISTER HERE for NYLAG WEBINAR: Update on NYIA February 8, 2023, 10 AM – 12 PM (CLE pending) Despite advocates and MLTC plans joinly expressing concerns about huge delays and other problems with NYIA,in a joint letter to the State dated Oct 27, 2022, the NYS Dept. of Health expanded...
News from NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program - Library of Past Newsletters
21 Dec, 2022
The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program at NYLAG sends out periodic updates to interested people about developments in Medicaid in New York State affecting seniors and people with disabilities, with an emphasis on people who rely on Medicaid for long-term care services or for subsidies to help...

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Medicaid Alerts & Other Protocols published by the NYC HRA Medicaid Program
HRA Medicaid Alerts are periodic announcements of policy, staff and office changes published by the HRA Medicaid Progarm (formerly called the...
Special Medicaid Income Rules That May Eliminate Your "Spend-down" or "Surplus Income"
Many people age 65+, Disabled or Blind would normally have an income "spend-down" because their income is above the non-MAGI limits (which are in...
Medicaid Assisted Living Programs (ALP) in NYS
INTRODUCTION The Assisted Living Program provides supportive housing and home care services to individuals who are medically eligible for...
Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
Big increases in income and asset limits for Age 65+, Blind & Disabled (ABD) take effect Jan. 1, 2023 - read about how these will be rolled out...
Medicaid Renewals/Recertifications in New York City- TIPS
This article available as a fact sheet in ENGLISH and SPANISH This article is for people whose Medicaid is administered by the NYC Medicaid...
Medicaid Fair Hearings in NYS - Common Links and Changes
Medicaid recipients have the right to request a Fair Hearing to appeal an adverse action. This includes decisions made by a managed care or Managed...
Medigap (Medicare Supplemental) Policies and Rates in New York State - with Rate Tables for the Current Year
Medigap (aka Medicare supplemental insurance) policies are sold by private health insurance companies to cover some of the "gaps" in expenses not...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Fact Sheet Explaining Basic Rules on NYS Financial Medicaid Eligibility for People who are Disabled, Aged 65+, or Blind
This Fact Sheet (updated 01/2023 with 2023 figures) is intended for New Yorkers who are age 65+ or who have disabilities, or their family members...
Medicaid Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) Services
A Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) provides what is commonly known as “visiting nurse” services, as well as physical or occupational or...
"Immediate Need" Fast-Track Application for Medicaid and Personal Care or CDPAP - Independent Assessor Starts Dec. 1, 2022
Medicaid has a fast-track procedure to apply for Medicaid in order to obtain home care services, which has been faster than enrolling in a managed...


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Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
Big increases in income and asset limits for Age 65+, Blind & Disabled (ABD) take effect Jan. 1, 2023 - read about how these will be rolled out...
Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York State
COVID-19 updates & Eligibility Restrictions CDPAP services are still available from MLTC and managed care plans, for people applying for...
Step-by-step guide to enrolling in a pooled income trust for Medicaid spend-down
This article is a condensed road-map for using a pooled income trust to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down. NEW June 2022 - Big Changes in NYC -...
Medicaid Personal Care or Home Attendant Services
The Medicaid program in New York State covers a type of home care services called Personal Care services (aka PCS or "home attendant"). This is a...
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York
Heads Up - Income Limits for MSP's will increase in 2023 in NYS - This article Includes: Links to the Dec. 2022 NYS Dept. of Health directives...
Medicaid Dental Benefit in NYS
Under Medicaid, dental benefits exist, but the coverage is limited. This limited coverage makes it important for advocates to understand the...
Managed Long Term Care
State Complaint Number for MLTC Problems - 1-866-712-7197 e-mail mltctac@health.ny.gov and put "COMPLAINT" in subject line For enrollment...
List of Pooled SNTs in New York State
This is an unofficial list of non-profit organizations in New York State that offer pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts (or similar services) to people...
Medicaid Spend-Down
Because Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, one must have income and assets below a certain limit to be eligible. For a single...
Medicaid Assisted Living Programs (ALP) in NYS
INTRODUCTION The Assisted Living Program provides supportive housing and home care services to individuals who are medically eligible for...



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