Thursday, August 9, 2018

Request for proposals: Medical-legal partnership recognized in North Carolina Medicaid Managed Care application

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a request for proposals for Medicaid Managed Care Prepaid Health Plans. It states that in order to meet high-need Members’ unmet resource needs, Prepaid Health Plans are required at a minimum to, “Provide access to medical-legal partnerships for legal issues adversely affecting health, subject to availability and capacity of medical-legal assistance providers.”...Read More

Monday, April 2, 2018

Rule change: “Screening for health-harming legal needs” is an Improvement Activity under CMS’ Quality Payment Program

In the rule for the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services included “screening for health-harming legal needs” as a recognized Improvement Activity (IA) under Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Now eligible clinicians who screen patients for legal needs will receive credit in the IA category, which could potentially lead to an increased Medicare reimbursement rate. This new primer from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership discusses which clinicians are eligible for the Quality Payment Program, how to claim credit for Improvement Activities, and the inherent opportunities for medical-legal partnerships....Read More

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rule change: HRSA recognizes civil legal aid as “enabling service” for health centers

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, modified its funding eligibility rules to allow health centers to use federal “enabling services” funds to pay for on-site civil legal aid to help meet the primary care needs of the population and communities they serve....Read More

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bill: Georgia Dept. of Community Health creates process for certifying MLP programs, determining state grant eligibility

The state of Georgia passed a bill codifying medical-legal partnerships in the state of Georgia. The new law gives the Georgia Department of Community Health authorization to approve medical-legal partnerships that comply with standards and guidelines for the purpose of determining eligibility for grants. ...Read More