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item ARCHIVES - Past guidance on COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that ended May 11, 2023
This is an archive of past NYS guidance on the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. This information was previously part of the news article on COVID-19 and Medicaid in NYS. For current guidance see that article here. Nursing Home Guidance and Data Reporting - archive March 2023 - Update: NYS...
03 Apr, 2023
item Medicaid & SSI Recipients May Keep Your Covid Stimulus Checks & Unemployment benefits - Including Nursing Home, Adult Home & ALP Residents!
Economic Impact Payments (EIP) (stimulus payments) first authorized by the CARES ACT in 2020 and then two later rounds of payments AND Unemployment benefits paid from March 2020 through Sept. 2021 cannot be counted as "income" for financial eligibility for Medicaid or SSI. Medicaid and SSI...
08 Jul, 2022
item NYC Medicaid Application Changes!! Revised Medicaid App AND New "Supplement A" form required in All Applications and Must be Signed by Spouse
Two changes in Medicaid applications: Statewide DOH-4220 Medicaid Application form has been updated (dated 8/2021 but HRA just announced this change in NYC Medicaid Alert 3/24/22). If an applicant submits an older version of the DOH-4220, the agency will continue to accept it, and not...
28 Mar, 2022
item NYLAG Submits Comments on proposed CMS "Sunset" Regulation - Rule Adopted January 8, 2021
JAN 8, 2021 Update - The Trump Administration adopted a final rule - PDF finalizing, with some changes, the proposed rule that NYLAG and many other organizations commented on, described below. In its last days, the Trump Administration is continuing to try to sabotage the incoming...
08 Jan, 2021
item CLE/Legal Education - Webinar on Using SNTs to Protect Medicaid - View recordings of Parts 1 and 2 Nov. 2019
NYLAG Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program & NY Association on Independent Living Continuing Legal Education Program Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Protect Medicaid, SSI and other Benefits A Two-Part Webinar – Valerie Bogart, Presenter Webinar was held but you can view the...
20 Nov, 2019
item FIDA Program Closing Dec. 31, 2019 - Watch for Notices of Options
CONTACT: NY Medicaid Choice for information or to Enroll 1-855-600-FIDA (1-855-600-3432) TTY: 1-888-329-1541 FAX a 1-917-228-8601 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ICAN - NYS Ombudsprogram for MLTC and FIDA. Click here for info. ...
19 Nov, 2019
item State Dept of Health Moves to Implement MLTC Changes Enacted in 2018-19 NYS Budget
Though the NYS legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed on a State Budget on April 1, 2018, many of the changes in the Managed Long Term Care program are still in the planning stages for implementation. Here is the status of state budget provisions affecting Medicaid for seniors and people with...
25 Oct, 2018
item Webinar on Changes Coming May 1st in Fair Hearing Rights for MLTC and Managed Care Members - Recording Available for Online Viewing
On May 1, 2018, New York State will implement massive changes in appeal rights for members of Medicaid managed care plans, including members of Managed Long Term Care plans. These changes in federal Medicaid regulations governing Medicaid managed care plans were made by the Obama Administration. ...
22 Apr, 2018
item 30,000 NYS Residents Age 65+ May Lose Medicaid If They Do Not Apply to Enroll in Medicare - 2,204 in NYC Who Lost Medicaid Restored Temporarily
March 14, 2018 UPDATE: After ​​​advocacy by Legal Services NYC, including a threat of litigation, the State DOH has agreed to restore Medicaid coverage to all 2,204 NYC Medicaid recipients who had coverage terminated on March 6th. They had all received notices that they must provide proof...
14 Mar, 2018
item Pooled Trust Notification Bill Signed into Law! Thanks to Assembly Health Chair Gottfried and State Senator Rob Ortt!
On Monday, December 18, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the "Pooled Trust Notification Bill." This legislation will require for the first time that Medicaid applicants and recipients who have a spend-down be given notice in plain language that explains the availability of supplemental...
26 Dec, 2017

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