Waiver Redesign – Delayed implementation 6/21/16

On June 17, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services notified the Commonwealth that they require some additional time to review the Commonwealth’s amendments to the three DD waivers.  Therefore, the anticipated date for the implementation of the DD Systems Redesign has changed to August 1, 2016.  The delay will have the following implications:

The Ability Blogspot – Waiver Presentation 6/14/16

The Medicaid Waiver Redesign plan has been a multi-year effort aimed at overhauling our existing ID, DD, and Day Support Waivers into a more streamlined, flexible, and community-based system.  Implementation is starting to get underway, though there are a lot of unknowns still.

The Ability Blogspot- Update on Overtime

 4.25.16 UPDATE The House voted decisively (mostly along party lines) not to fund the overtime the Governor re-requested.  This means that any relief that can be provided by the General Assembly is pretty much exhausted for this session and I expect to see the 40 hour per attendant limit in place on July 1, 2016.  The […]

The Ability Blogspot – My Life, My Community Informational Sessions

4.6.16 Just Announced! My Life, My Community Informational Sessions for Individuals and Families  Please join us for an informational session on “My Life, My Community: DD Waivers Redesign” for individuals and families! During the session you will learn about the changes to the Waivers (and the new services being offered), the new eligibility tool (VIDES), new […]