Executive Order – Employment First

Employment has always been a challenge for people with disabilities and the last few years have been even harder and depending on what part of New York you may live can also be very frustrating. Here is a link to the Governor’s Executive Order to establish an initiative to make employment the first priority for [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:37+00:00September 19th, 2014|Categories: General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Order – Employment First

Olmstead 15 year anniversary

Do you remember the impact the Olmstead decision had back then? The Promise of Olmstead: 15 Years Later The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a DOJ/HHS tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision's promise of community integration for people with disabilities. The video features images and live [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:37+00:00September 12th, 2014|Categories: General, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Olmstead 15 year anniversary

Hmmm, How IS NY health care plans?

Disabled Medicaid Beneficiaries File Lawsuit over unexplained Medicaid Home Care Cuts. On July 15, 2014, the New York Times reported on a lawsuit brought by the New York Legal Assistance Group against the Department of Health and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance for allegedly denying or cutting Medicaid home care services to chronically [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:43:46+00:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: Medicaid, New York, Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hmmm, How IS NY health care plans?

How is NY Health Care Plan?

Here is something you may want to watch. - DSRIP Delivery System Reform Incentive Program Evaluation Plan. New York posted a draft of its DSRIP evaluation plan for public comment. The broad goals of the New York State DSRIP evaluation are to assess program effectiveness on a statewide level with respect to the Medicaid Redesign [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:43:46+00:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: General, Medicaid, New York|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How is NY Health Care Plan?

Person Centered Planning – Risk Inventory

OPWDD has released a new tool designed to assist in person centered planning. It is called a Strengths and Risks Inventory.  Here is a statement of the intent of this form. Intent*:   The person-centered planning process should address the challenges, risk factors, and rewards inherent for each person to live his/her life the way that [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:37+00:00July 15th, 2014|Categories: Audits, General, Medicaid, Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Person Centered Planning – Risk Inventory

Community Hab. Proposed Reg. Changes

More news from OPWDD. I do not see any of our current methods changing except for billing limitations. The limitations on CH vary depending on the individual’s receipt of day habilitation and prevocational services, and the certified setting where the individual resides. Here is a link to the proposed regulations. file:///C:/Users/Kevin/Downloads/CHamendmentsRegsText.pdf

By |2014-07-15T12:36:04+00:00July 15th, 2014|Categories: Billing, General, Medicaid, Regulations, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Community Hab. Proposed Reg. Changes

New York User Group Meetings

Greetings to summer. This is a great time of year to be with family and go on outings. So, it is also a great time to meet with fellow Therapites and meet together at a user group meeting. Here is a reminder of the upcoming schedule. Please note we do not have a site scheduled [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00July 8th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, Conferences, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New York User Group Meetings

Managed Care Update for NY and People with Disabilities

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the People First Waiver. OPWDD and the Department of Health are working with CMS on an agreement called the People First Waiver, a 1915 (b)/(c) concurrent Comprehensive Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver. This agreement will renew the OPWDD 1915(c) Comprehensive HCBS Medicaid Waiver for People [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: General, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Managed Care Update for NY and People with Disabilities

50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Law

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  With its landmark protections against discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and religion, the act ended the era of legal segregation in America, relegating the age of Jim Crow to the history books.  As he [...]

By |2014-07-03T12:11:34+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Law

15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This landmark Supreme Court decision requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure that persons with [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Conferences, General, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision
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