A new managed care Demonstration program will begin on January 1, 2015 in NYC, Long Island and Westchester, for Dual Eligibles (those receiving Medicaid and Medicare) who also need home care or nursing home care. See this article for more information about this program.

This article gives links to advocacy positions by consumer advocates responding to the series of policies and procedures, including draft enrollment notices, that have been released by the State Dept. of Health as the FIDA Demonstration has been developed, moving toward implementation early in 2015.

The Coalition to Protect the Rights of NY Dual Eligibles (CPRNYDE) is the author of many of the consumer comments. The Steering Committee of the Coalition is composed of:

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State
Center for Disability Rights
Center for Independence of the Disabled/NY
Community Services Society
Empire Justice Center
Legal Aid Society NYC
Medicare Rights Center
New York Association on Independent Living
New York Legal Assistance Group

For more information, visit New York Health Access; a NYLAG partner site.