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This flyer announces the June 1 - June 30 2006 enrollment period for the Adult Medical Program (AMP)Plan A - please share ASAP.

Analysis of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) will usher in a new era of socialized medicine in America. Beginning on January 1, 2006, Medicare will provide over 30 million people with prescription drug plans (PDP) through a new "Part D" benefit to Medicare. Medicare will contract with private insurance companies to provide this benefit.

Quality long-term care depends on healthy directcare workers, yet the people who provide the bulk of the hands-on care to Michigan’s elders and people with disabilities often lack health insurance.

Citizenship and Identity Requirements for Medicaid Training. This PowerPoint presentation will address two key policy areas that affect the Medicaid program and the Family Independence Program (FIP) in the near future.

STFS is a diversion or one-time payment program for FIP recipients who are normally self-sufficient but who are facing short term financial difficulties. View this powerpoint presentation for more information.

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

Fleeing Felon Update
In 1996, Congress adopted fugitive felon provisions as part of a comprehensive welfare overhaul to ensure that public funds are not employed to fuel a fugitive’s escape from the law. Subsequently, the SSA incorporated the provision into its administrative bylaws with language that suspends the SSI benefits of disabled individuals who have warrants out for their arrest and are fleeing to avoid prosecution.

Flyer for service providers to share with clients who may be eligible for the Adult Medical Plan. Describes one month open enrollment available during June 2006 through MI Department of Human Services offices.

Reiteration and clarification of policy guidelines governing Intentional Program Violations (IPV) as set forth at 7 CFR 273.16 of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations.

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

November 30, 2006, Introduced by Reps. Lipsey and Bieda and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. A bill to create a child support formula commission; and to provide for its powers and duties.

This flyer announces the June 1 - June 30 2006 enrollment period for the Adult Medical Program (AMP)Plan A - please share ASAP.

The presentation covers policies, procedures, and the Bridges screens related to the Ex Parte review. New Bridges screens will be available on July 11, 2010.

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.

The purpose of this bulletin is to transmit a complete up-to-date Chapter IV to all providers who bill on the HCFA 1500/ 837 P (professional) claim format.

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

Office of Workforce Development (OWD) Policy Issuances
Selected Office of Workforce Development Policy Issuances by MPLP.

These materials are an overview only and do not address the details and fine points which affect individual client eligibility and payment amounts. The purpose of this resource is to familiarize the reader with general concepts and ideas.

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.

Providing Civil Legal Assistance to People with Criminal Convictions in Michigan
Manual for legal aid attorneys on advising and representing clients who have criminal records with wide ranging discussion on the civil impact of criminal history in many familiar areas including housing, public benefits, employment and family law. This book is available as a PDF document with a Table of Contents linked to related sections.

This resource provides definitions, explanations, and examples of common public benefits concepts including assets, deferrals, child support, and much more.

This resource contains the contact information for the offices of hearings and appeals for the SSA, FIA, and DHS as well as deadline information.

Public Benefits Law Links
Substantive Public Benefits Law links for Michigan Advocates.

Social Security Administration Proposes Changes to Disability Determination Process
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has proposed a series of changes in the disability review process that will drastically alter the way applications are currently handled. Some of the changes appear to be positive or at least neutral, while others are detrimental to applicants

Social Security: Liability for Overpayments
When the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays a claimant benefits to which that claimant is not legally entitled, the claimant is said to be "overpaid." Sometimes SSA will seek to recover this overpayment. As it often takes the SSA several years to become aware that benefits are being overpaid, the amounts are generally thousands of dollars.

This resource lists most of the basic public benefits materials plus materials useful for in-depth research unique to public benefits programs.

Public Benefits/Family Law Task Force Meeting, February 7, 2007

Welfare Reform Handouts
Work and Self-Sufficiency Rules for Cash Recipients

An initial look at the 2006 Amendments to Michigan's Social Welfare Act