In January 2016, the Special Litigation Unit filed Caballero v. Senior Health Partners, et al., on behalf of a class of people who depend on Medicaid-funded home care services to remain safely in their homes. The case challenges reductions and threats of reductions in those services as (1) impermissibly made based on arbitrary limits on care and (2) made without adequate notice. These reductions leave class members without enough home care services to meet their needs, putting them at heightened risk of injury and other harms. The suit names two managed care organizations operated by Healthfirst, which are responsible for authorizing Medicaid-funded home care services for their enrollees pursuant to their contract with the State. The suit also names the New York State Department of Health.
The parties are engaged in settlement negotiations.
NYLAG Attorneys: Jane Greengold Stevens, Michelle Movahed, Ben Taylor, Elizabeth Jois, and Lauren Price
Co-Counsel: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
- January 21, 2016: Complaint
- Press release: Class Action Filed on Behalf of Vulnerable Medicaid Recipients