GIS 12 MA/022: Supplement to Informational Booklets LDSS-4148A and LDSS-4148B

To: Local District Commissioners, Medicaid Directors, Temporary Assistance Directors

From: Judith Arnold, Director, Division of Health Reform and Health Insurance Exchange Integration

Subject: Supplement to Informational Booklets LDSS-4148A and LDSS-4148B

Effective Date: September 1, 2012

Contact Person: Local District Support Unit: Upstate (518)474-8887 NYC (212)417-4500

The purpose of this General Information System (GIS) message is to inform local departments of social services (LDSS) of a supplement to informational booklets LDSS-4148A, "What You Should Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities" and LDSS-4148B, "What You Should Know About Social Services Programs" (also referred to as Books 1 and 2).

Pending revisions to Books 1 and 2, a supplement has been created to inform individuals of changes in the Medicaid program. When making the informational booklets available to consumers, districts must include a copy of the supplement. New York Health Options will also provide the supplement when a request is made to mail Books 1 and 2 to a consumer. In addition, the supplement will be posted, in both English and Spanish, on the following website where Books 1 and 2 can currently be found:

Please contact your local district liaison if you have any questions regarding this information.