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NYS 2020-21 Medicaid Cuts - PowerPoint on changes enacted in State Budget April 2020 (updated 4/29/20) Download
2020 Budget PowerPoint WSIACA.4.pdf
Presentation by NYLAG-EFLRP for the West Side Interagency Council on Aging on April 23, 2020 describing the new Lookback requirement for home care and the changes in the Personal Care and CDPAP benefit. View the recorded webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua80qZH7MG0&feature=youtu.be. Slides 10-11 updated to show no lookback for TBI, NHTDW, & OPWDD waivers.
29 Apr, 2020 240 kb Downloads: 2977
NYLAG, MFJ & NYAIL Letter to DOH 4-13-20 re Economic Stimulus Payments for Nursing Home & Adult Home residents Download
Advocacy Ltr to DOH re economic impact payments for NH and Adult Home residents.pdf
Letter dated April 13, 2020 requesting that DOH issue guidance to Nursing Home, Adult Home & ALP administrators that the Economic Stimulus payments are exempt from being counted for Medicaid, and must be protected for the residents.
14 Apr, 2020 296 kb Downloads: 2303
NYLAG, Empire Justice Center & Bronx Legal Serv Letter to DOH re MLTC/ Home Care Protections re Covid-19 0 4/1/2020 Download
LT DOH NYLAG-EJC-BxLS 4-1-2020 FINAL.pdf
Letter from Advocates to NYS Dept. of Health requesting clarification of various policies issued re Covid-19 and for protections for Medicaid home care applicants and recipients in MLTC, mainstream managed care plans and other home care programs.
03 Apr, 2020 432 kb Downloads: 2661
Advocate Covid-19 Letter to DOH 3-13-20 + 3-16-20 follow-up - RE protections needed in Enrollment and Managed Care Download
COVID-19 Advocates Letter to DOH 3.13.20 + 3.16.20 follow up email.pdf
Letter from Legal Aid Society, NYLAG, Empire Justice Center & other advocates to NYS DOH 3-13-20- requesting protections to ensure continuity of Medicaid eligibility and services in managed care/MLTC plans in Covid-19 emergency. Protections available under federal Section 1135 waiver and other relief.
01 Apr, 2020 853 kb Downloads: 2415
NYLAG, Legal AId, EJC & Other Advocates Letter to OTDA 3-24-20 on Covid-19 Fair Hearing Procedures Download
COVID19 OTDA FH LTR FINAL 3-24-20.pdf
Letter from advocates to the NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance, 3/24/20 requesting clarification of GIS isued 3/12/2020 https://otda.ny.gov/policy/gis/2020/20DC014.pdf establishing phone hearing procedures during Covid-19 and as a demonstration program.. Letter requests additional protections for appellants.
01 Apr, 2020 122 kb Downloads: 2032
NYLAG Statement Opposing Proposed Medicaid Redesign Team II Cuts in Home Care, Eligibility & Prescription Drugs Download
NYLAG - MRT Statement - 3-18-20.pdf
For the NYS Budget 2020-21, Gov. Cuomo appointed the Medicaid Redesign Team II to recommend Medicaid cuts to balance the budget. A set of proposals were developed by the MRT and are supposed to be voted on by the MRT on 3/18 or 3/19. Between then and April 1, 2020 the legislature and Governor are supposed to agree on a budget. NYLAG opposes many of the recommended cuts in Medicaid eligibility and access to home care and prescription drugs.
18 Mar, 2020 310 kb Downloads: 2780
Know Your Rights: Former Members of ICS MLTC Plan - Update on Your Rights - Feb. 2020 Download
MLTC Plan Closings - February 2020 Update for Former ICS Members - NYLAG.pdf
Most members of ICS MLTC plan transferred to VNS Choice MLTC plan after ICS closed April 1, 2019. This fact sheet explains your rights if your new plan tries to reduce your services.
17 Feb, 2020 894 kb Downloads: 2514
Consumer Groups Demand Changes in Notices Disenrolling Members from MLTC Plans because in Nursing Homes 3+ Months Download
Consumer LT DOH NH Disenrollment 2-10-2020.pdf
Letter send Feb. 10, 2020 to State DOH requesting changes in notices and other procedures for disenrolling MLTC members from their MLTC plans because they are "long term" nursing home residents, defined as in a nursing home 3+months. See more info at http://www.wnylc.com/health/entry/199/
10 Feb, 2020 322 kb Downloads: 2729
Webinar PowerPoint on Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Protect Medicaid, SSI and other benefits Download
SNT PowerPoint NYLAG CLE corrected 11-15-19.pdf
Corrected version of PowerPoint used in Seminar conducted by NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program on Nov. 6, 2019 and Nov. 15, 2019 (Corrected version 11/15/2019)
15 Nov, 2019 386 kb Downloads: 2827
FAQ on Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Protect Medicaid, SSI and other Benefits Download
SNT Webinar -- NYLAG EFLRP - Q & A Part 1 11-12-2019.pdf
Answers to questions asked by participants in Webinar held on Nov. 6, 2019 sponsored by NYLAG Evelyn Frank program on using SNTs to protect Medicaid and SSI. See links to recorded webinar on http://www.wnylc.com/health/news/84/
12 Nov, 2019 322 kb Downloads: 2546
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