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NYC Settles False Claims Act Suit on Medicaid Personal Care - Selfhelp and 41 Non-Profit Organizations Demand Feds Use $70 Million Fine to Ensure Access to Home and Community-Based Services
04 Nov, 2011
On November 3, 2011, Selfhelp, NYLPI, the Legal Aid Society and other organizations wrote to CMS and the United States Attorney, protesting the settlement of the False Claims Act case against NYC alleging fraud in its Medicaid Personal Care program, and demanding that the settlement money be...
Automated Renewal Introduced for SSI-related Medicaid Recipients
03 Nov, 2011
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2012 Medicare Part D Plans Announced - Enrollment begins early - October 15, 2011
16 Sep, 2011
 On September 15, 2011, CMS announced the Part D and Medicare Advantage plans for 2012.   CMS announced them earlier than usual because the ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD for 2012 is earlier this year . it will start October 15, 2011 and continue through December 7,...
Medicaid Budget Cuts Triggering Illegal Cuts in Certified Home Health Services -- Know Your Client's Rights - Interim Settlements in Federal Court Lawsuit
20 Jun, 2011
Interim settlements have been reached with two certified home health agencies that were sued in a federal lawsuit challenging arbitrary cuts in Medicaid Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) services, precipitated by changes in reimbursement enacted in the State budget...
State Moves Forward with Implementing Medicaid Cuts and Changes Enacted in State Budget
08 Jun, 2011
The State Dept. of Health has moved ahead to implement the changes enacted in the State Budget in late March 2011.  The changes are generally described in this article .   Here is information on the status of implementation of some of the changes some of which require a "waiver"...
Fundamental Changes to NYS Medicaid in 2011 State Budget
01 Apr, 2011
The Health Budget passed this week makes fundamental and far-reaching changes to New York’s Medicaid program, with savings reported at $2.8 billion. The proposals that were presented to the legislature in the Governor’s 30 day amendments represented a package submitted by the Medicaid Redesign...
New York City's Medicaid Fair Hearing Office has moved!
23 Mar, 2011
New York City's Medicaid Fair Hearing Division and Conference Unit will be relocating from 330 West 34th Street, 3rd floor in Manhattan to 111 Livingston Street, 4th floor in Brooklyn effective Friday, March 25, 2011. This also includes all Medicaid and Medicaid home care fair hearings (located...
Thank you for supporting Selfhelp -- for donating or coming to Selfhelp's benefit reception!
21 Mar, 2011
Thank you to all who came to our our third annual benefit reception on March 3, or those who made a generous donation.   Those who attended heard  poignant words by honoree Gail Sheehy, best-selling author of Passages 30 years ago and more recently "Passages in Caregiving - Turning...
Devastating Cuts in NYS Medicaid Program Proposed
25 Feb, 2011
Yesterday, February 24, 2011, the governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team approved a package of 79 cost-cutting Medicaid recommendations nearly half of which were hurriedly presented that day for the first time.  The team , which had solicited ideas for cost-cutting and...

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