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Hurricane Sandy Resources on Health Benefits Access- Emergency Rules & Deadlines Extended
14 Nov, 2012
The Empire Justice Center has compiled links to Resources for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please see that link for information on Immediate/Emergency assistance, legal assistance, Food Stamps, Consumer, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Housing, Immigration, and general information on...
CDPAP Services Covered by Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care as of Nov. 1, 2012 for People Without Medicare
02 Nov, 2012
On November 1, 2012, Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) services were added to the benefit package for "mainstream" Medicaid managed care (MMC) plans.   Most Medicaid recipients in New York State who do not also have Medicare, are already enrolled in these plans,...
State Clarifies 24-hour Split-Shift Medicaid Personal Care Eligibility, and Class Members have 21 Days to Request Reinstatement - Under Preliminary Injunction in Strouchler Class Action
05 Oct, 2012
There are 2 developments in implementation of the preliminary injunction in Strouchler v. Shah,  which challenges across-the-board cuts by the NYC Medicaid program in 24-hour "split shift" Medicaid personal care services. 1. ...
Mandatory enrollment into Medicaid managed care for homeless and undomiciled New Yorkers
30 Aug, 2012
If you are homeless and have Straight Medicaid (also known as “regular” Medicaid), your Medicaid will be changing soon. You may have already received a letter from New York Medicaid CHOICE (NYMC) telling you that you have to enroll in a health plan. If you haven’t gotten this letter, you...
Several Important Gains for Health Consumers in the 2012 Budget -Medicaid and other Health Matters
05 Apr, 2012
This year’s New York State 2012 Medicaid and health budget included a number of important advances for low-income consumers, and two notable disappointments. The following list summarizes the issues of particular import to the Empire Justice Center. First, the disappointments in the health...
Legislature Restores Most EPIC Benefits for 2013 -- Seniors must Cope with Cuts for Rest of 2012
05 Apr, 2012
The 2012 NYS Budget restored significant parts of the EPIC program that were cut in the 2011 Budget.   Last year's EPIC cuts went into effect January 1, 2012 and have been devastating to many lower income seniors.  See this article.   The State Legislature heard these stories...

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