NSCLC: FLSA Home Care Rule Struck Down by D.C. District Court

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  A U.S. federal district court has struck down new rules that would have applied Fair Labor Standards Act standards, like payment of minimum wage and overtime, to most Medicaid home care providers.  Historically, many personal care providers and other in-home assistants have been exempted from federal labor laws under the … Continue reading

NSCLC: Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet

Click here for Cal MediConnect January 2015 Enrollment Fact Sheet: http://dualsdemoadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Cal-MediConnect-January-Enrollment-1.pdf

NSCLC: New House Amendment Pits Older Americans against People with Disabilities

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has serious concerns about a last minute amendment to HR 5, the House Rules Package for the 114th Congress, which limits potential options to protect benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) Program. The rule prohibits transfers of funds between the Social … Continue reading

NSCLC: State Officials, Providers, and Disability and Aging Groups Praise CMS Guidance on HCBS Rule

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  Since Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of final regulations regarding the settings of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule in January 2014, there has been some confusion among providers, families, advocates, people with disabilities and their families over whether people will lose services on March 17, … Continue reading

NSCLC: Transition Policies for Medicare Part D: 2015 Update

From our colleagues at NSCLC: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established protections for Medicare Part D beneficiaries when they experience coverage transitions. To assist advocates with transition issues, NSCLC has released a paper that sets out the CMS minimum requirements for all plans.   Beneficiaries in Medicare Part D drug plans … Continue reading

NSCLC: Advocacy Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the Home Care Rule: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Labor’s new Home Care Rule, depending on how it is implemented, could result in unintended consequences such as cuts to services, dismantling of programs that allow consumers to control their own care, and loss of income for home health care workers. Disability and … Continue reading

NSCLC: Advocacy Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the Home Care Rule: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead

From our colleagues at NSCLC: Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Labor’s new Home Care Rule, depending on how it is implemented, could result in unintended consequences such as cuts to services, dismantling of programs that allow consumers to control their own care, and loss of income for home health care workers. Disability and … Continue reading

NSCLC: CMS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Support Equal Rights for Same Sex Spouses in Medicare and Medicaid Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed regulations as part of CMS’ implementation of the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013).  Comments on the rule are due by February 10, 2015. In response to the Windsor decision, the Department of Health … Continue reading

NSCLC: New Issue Brief Unfinished Business: Designing Appeals Procedures in the Dual-Eligible Demonstrations

From our colleagues at NSCLC: Under the Affordable Care Act, a number of states are participating in financial alignment demonstrations that combine the delivery of Medicare and Medicaid services for dual eligible beneficiaries. Even though financial alignment demonstrations are already “live” in five states with tens of thousands receiving services through demonstration plans, the appeal … Continue reading

NSCLC: What’s In A Notice? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers In Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services And Supports

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  As Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) rolls out nationwide, advocates on the ground have seen due process violations in appeals and notices of action. In this tool for advocates and consumers, NSCLC focuses on notice and appeal rights in MLTSS.  NSCLC provides background information on notices of action, … Continue reading

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