Uptown Interagency Council on Aging

Apr. 21: NYS Medicaid Home Care Changes 2022

Valerie Bogart, Director of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources program, reviewed updates to the NYS Medicaid home care program including the new Independent Assessor procedure and rule allowing plans to reduce services more easily after a “transition period” ends. Ms Bogart directed EFLRP at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. from 2002 through its move to NYLAG in April 2013. EFLRP is a comprehensive legal services program that advocates for access to long-term care and other health care services for seniors and people with disabilities through a combination of direct representation, policy advocacy, professional legal education, and online resources through the website NYHealthAccess.org. Earlier, Valerie was a litigator and trainer on Medicaid long-term care for the Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Office for the Aging and Legal Services for the Elderly in Manhattan (part of Legal Services-NYC) and was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at the Legal Aid Society in Minneapolis. She lectures and writes extensively for bar and social services organizations and has taught adjunct courses at CUNY and Fordham law schools.