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

Sun, 02/15/2015

MEJI is pleased to welcome recent University of Michigan Law Graduate, Dan Wojciak. Dan will be the primary author of The Advocates' Guide to the MI Health Link program, a new managed health care program for people eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Dan will also be taking on a variety of other tasks on behalf of low income older adults.

Sun, 02/01/2015

MEJI is pleased to be working with its long-time advocacy partner, The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, on a project funded by the federal Administration for Community Living.

Mon, 01/05/2015

MEJI Director Alison Hirschel has joined the national Elder Justice Roadmap Steering Committee (EJRSC). The EJRSC is facilitated by the National Center on Elder Abuse to further the goals and initiatives identified in the Elder Justice Roadmap process. This effort, funded by the U.S.

Fri, 08/15/2014

MEJI is pleased that our work identifying issues of concern in the state's Level of Care Determination (LOCD) process has encouraged the state to engage a wide array of stakeholders to begin a detailed review and likely reform of LOCD policy.

Fri, 08/15/2014

The Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, in collaboration with the Access to Justice Initiative and the Elder Justice Initiative, recently released three modules of a free online training on elder abuse for legal services providers.  These modules cover an introduction to elder abuse, ethical and practical issues, and domestic violence and sexual assault in later life.