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
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.
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.
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.
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.