News

Tue, 11/01/2016

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.

Mon, 09/19/2016

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the contract for the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (MLTCOP) to MEJI!

MEJI will assume responsibility for this important program on October 1, 2016. The MLTCOP advocates for residents of nursing facilities, adult foster care facilities, and homes for the aged.

Sun, 05/08/2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.

Fri, 04/08/2016

In late 2015, MEJI advocates worked with Medicaid staff to update Medicaid policy relating to veterans pensions.

Sun, 02/14/2016

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.

Thu, 12/03/2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has officially announced the new MI Health Link Ombudsman program. You can view the press release here.

Thu, 09/10/2015

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.

Thu, 04/02/2015

MEJI is coordinating the Elder Law Task Force Meeting at the MPLP Joint Task Force Day on May 6.  The meeting will take place from 9:30-11:30 at the State Bar Building in Lansing.

Wed, 04/01/2015

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.

Sun, 03/01/2015

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

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