The State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, formerly housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is now the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, a program of Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, a non-profit based in Lansing. Read more here.
Michigan faces lower enrollment rates and higher disenrollment rates than expected during the first year of its demonstration project to coordinate care for dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid patients.
MEJI has been selected to serve as the Ombudsman of Michigan's new MI Health Link program. The MI Health Link Ombudsman (MHLO) will serve as a confidential and conflict-free problem solver on behalf of all MHL enrollees.
MEJI was pleased to receive a second grant to continue its work on behalf of consumers who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and are affected by the new health care demonstration project, MI Health Link.
MI Health Link, a new state health care program for people who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare in four regions of the state, is now operating in the Upper Peninsula and eight counties in Southwest Michigan. It will soon begin providing services in Wayne and Macomb Counties. Most beneficiaries in the four regions will be automatically enrolled in the new program but can opt out or chang