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What is Disability Expertise?

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“A lot of medical professionals just see me as a failure. People…

Disability Rights Advocate Alex Elegudin

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Alex Elegudin is an attorney, President of Wheeling Forward and…

State Changes Nursing Home Benefit for MLTCs

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You may have recently received a letter from the New York State…

New Rules for Appeals and Fair Hearing Rights Effective May 1

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What is changing on May 1, 2018? New federal Medicaid managed…

Medicare’s Homecare Benefit: What You Need to Know

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Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that Medicare covers long-term…

Reflecting on Dr. King and the Disability Rights Movement

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Dr. Martin Luther King and the connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the Disability Rights Movement. Read more!

How the tax bill will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities

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This past spring and summer saw a massive outpouring of opposition…

Dementia & Family Finance

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A just-completed study carried out by the New York City Department…

ICS Members on Activism

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It has been almost one year since the Civics League for Disability…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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Two days ago an opinion piece in The New York Times celebrated…

Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By Civics League member Stephanie Wallace. Do you…

Health Action 2017: Protecting the Affordable Care Act!

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The healthcare community speaks out: protect the Affordable…

The ICS Transition Team

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Looking at the Transitions pilot at ICS and the impact it has had on the rehospitalization front.

From Injury to Independence

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This past Saturday ICS, the Rusk Institute and the New York City chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association sponsored From Injury to Independence: A Spinal Cord Injury Symposium.

DIY Culture - Making Life More Accessible

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We’ve all been wowed by cutting edge assistive technologies, but even more eye-opening is the fact that if they are available they are not covered at all Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance.

The Aging American

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The White House Conference on Aging occurs once a decade and is focused on making policy recommendations to the president and Congress regarding the aged. This year the conference focused on the importance of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and their role in decisions Americans make when planning for retirement.

Virtual Long-Term Care: Telemedicine Comes to ICS

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Telemedicine and the role it plays at ICS with the Care Connections pilot program.

Job Hunt from a Wheelchair

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In NY State, free, comprehensive, employment evaluation and training services are available to people with disabilities through Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation, a division of the State Education Department.

Olmstead at 15: Fulfilling the Promise

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On June 22, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in a case that had a direct bearing on every member of Independence Care System. Without that decision, ICS, which was founded that same year, might have been a very different organization.