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A look at the failures of the US unemployment insurance system by The Economic Policy Institute, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, & the National Employment Law Project

Medicaid Interim Program Policy Bulletin 2004-003 - posted February 13, 2004

Governor Signs Executive Order Implementing First Three Recommendations of the Governor's Medicaid Long Term Care Task Force
On June 9, several hundred consumers, policymakers, advocates, and others interested in long term care gathered at the Capitol to celebrate the official release of the recommendations of the Governor's Medicaid Long Term Care Task Force and to oppose cuts under consideration by the House and Senate to the MiChoice Home and Community Based Waiver program.

Contains important updated information on changes in counties covered by various Medicaid Health Plans, open enrollment period for changing Health Plans in May, changes in Co-payments charged by Health Plans, new counties with Dental Dental Healthy Kids, Medicare Part D, and more.

District Court Decision in Beeker v. Olszewski, enjoining Michigan’s policy provisions allowing providers to deny services to Medicaid recipients who are unable to pay their Medicaid co-payments, if the co-payments are “bad debts.” The Court agreed with the decision in Minnesota that such a policy violates 42 USC 1396o(e).

Medicaid Provider Manual
The electronic Medicaid Provider Manual contains coverage, billing, and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Children's Special Health Care Services, Adult Benefits Waiver, Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS), and other healthcare programs administered by the Department of Community Health. Updated on January 1, 2006.

A list of Medicaid policy bulletins that supplement the January 2006 electronic Medicaid Provider Manual.

Replaces the now outdated Appendix D (Explanation Codes) in the Medicaid manual. Updated for 2001.

Updates and clarifies the policy related to the Beneficiary Monitoring Program (Section 7 of the Medicaid Provider Manual).

Pharmaceutical Programs Serving Low-Income Patients
Published by the Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care.

Proposed Medicaid Changes
The Michigan Department of Community Health periodically issues notices of proposed policy. These documents inform interested parties of proposed changes in Michigan Medicaid policy.