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 – Waiting List Story, May 2016

Each Month we post a story by an individual with a disability living in our community and on a waiting list for services. You can read our May 2016 story by Ellliot and all of our past stories here. May 2016, Delegates and Senators, We know it was a big year for intellectual and developmental […]

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 – Waiting Lists and the April 2016 Story

4.20.16 More on Waivers Thank you all for your hard work during the 2016 session and for trekking back to Richmond to wrap things up.  It is a very hard job with long hours and we are so grateful you have stepped up to do the heavy lifting. We know it was a big year […]

The Ability Blogspot – Overtime for CD-PCA’s

4.13.16 Overtime for Consumer Directed Personal Care Attendants As many of you know, the Governor had put forth a proposal to allow consumer directed attendants to get up to 16 hours of paid overtime for the hours they worked with people with Waivers.  The General Assembly removed that funding.  There is now a proposal by […]

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 […]