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Court Reverses Cuts in Medicaid Coverage for Compression Stockings and Orthopedic Footwear
20 Dec, 2013
On December 9, 2013, the Hon. Charles J. Siragusa granted a plaintiff class of Medicaid recipients' motion for summary judgment, ordering a permanent injunction against the State's limits on orthopedic footwear and compression stockings. Davis et al v. Shah (Case number: 12-CV-6134-CJS). Download...
MLTC Updates - 2012 - 2013
25 Nov, 2013
NYLAG has been publishing a running news article with updates about the roll-out of Managed Long Term care. The most current news is posted here http://www.wnylc.com/health/news/41/. - includes updates since Jan. 1, 2014. Earlier postings from 2013 are in this article More information about...
Health Exchange Navigators/In-Person Assistors Announced
10 Jul, 2013
The New York State Department of Health has released a map containing all the In-Person Assistors/Navigators for New York State. In-Person Assistors/Navigators will provide in-person enrollment assistance to individuals, families, small businesses and their employees who apply for Health...
CMS suspends marketing and enrollment for SmartD RX Part D plans
25 Apr, 2013
Due to "significant compliance failures" which "create a serious threat to enrollee health and safety," CMS has issued an immediate sanction against SmartD Rx, a Medicare Part D contractor, and suspended all its marketing and enrollment activities effective April 23, 2013. SmartD RX (S0064) is...
Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program Moves from Selfhelp to New York Legal Assistance Group
09 Apr, 2013
Mergers don't only happen in the hospital world. Effective April 1, 2013, the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP) which was founded by and has been a division of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. since the 1990's, has merged with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). All...
2013 Health Budget Restructures Medicaid Eligiblity
05 Feb, 2013
The Proposed 2013-2014 Health Budget contains sweeping changes to Medicaid eligibility and enrollment as required to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The numerous existing population categories are consolidated into two groups - those whose eligibility will be determined according to the...

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