The New York State DOH recently sent a letter to members of Medicaid MLTC plans, including ICS, to explain a change in benefits for people who reside long-term in nursing homes. This change will not affect most ICS members.
Beginning May 1, 2018, New York State is changing some of the rules for the way members of Medicaid managed long-term plans, including ICS, can appeal decisions related to their care that they disagree with. This month, you will receive more information about these changes in your mailbox, including an amended chapter of your ICS handbook. In the meantime, you can find answers to many of the questions you may have about these changes by clicking on the title above.
In the wake of a rash of fires in the Bronx late last year, fire safety has become top priority for New York City emergency planners. As part of a campaign to raise fire safety awareness, ICS is hosting a workshop for members at our Bronx office. A session at ICS Brooklyn is being planned for later in the spring.
The official language has changed, but the process remains the same: when you have a complaint about the quality of an ICS service, tell an ICS staff member! She will record your complaint and file it with the department that exists to investigate complaints and resolve them as quickly as possible.
In December, ICS and the disability rights movement lost a dear friend, colleague and mentor when Senior VP of Independent Living Services Anna Fay died after a brief illness. You can listen to her reflect on a life of activism here.
The NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has inducted three giants of ICS and disability rights history among the first honorees of the newly created New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame.
Marilyn E. Saviola, ICS Senior Vice President of Advocacy and the Health Access Project, will be honored along with posthumous awards for Anna Cali Fay and Terence J. Moakley at an induction ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.
A group of activist ICS members and other New Yorkers concerned about issues affecting people with disabilities celebrated its first anniversary late last year and voted to change its name to more clearly reflect its mission.