Posted on July 01, 2011 by Mandy BealsRead More
Posted on June 24, 2011 by Mandy BealsRead More
Posted on June 20, 2011 by Shawn D'Abreu
We've had an eventful session with plenty of twists and turns but also some good outcomes.
Here is a brief update of our legislative priorities:
Reversed proposed cut of $2.3 million to maintain 2011 level of funding for 2012 fiscal year.
CDS/In-Home reimbursement Rate:
A 2% rate increase for fiscal year 2012.
Fingerprint Database Bill (HB544)Read More
Posted on June 17, 2011 by Kirsten Dunham
Posted on June 15, 2011 by Admin
Vice President Biden's budget team has three negotiation meetings scheduled this week behind closed doors. Many topics will be discussed including Medicaid. Both the House and Senate are in session this week, and we expect the debate about how to reduce the deficit to be front and center.Read More
Posted on June 10, 2011 by Megan Burke
On June 9th, the World Health Organization and the World Bank released the first-ever World Report on Disability. Per the report, there are more than one billion people in the world with a disability. This report helps to give a broader view of the disability experience worldwide. It identifies barriers, unmet needs, and begins to provide guidance on how communities can move forward.Read More
Posted on June 07, 2011 by Megan Burke
The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign has a new public service announcement (PSA) starring, Lauren Potter from “Glee”. She says that using the R word is unacceptable. The PSA demonstrates how using the R word is the same as using other offensive slurs.
Posted on June 01, 2011 by Megan Burke
Peer support is one of the four core services a center for independent living is to provide. Working for a center for independent living, I grasp the concept intellectually and acknowledge its importance. Yet as many things in life, there are moments that shine a light on a concept that just give it more clarity. One of those moments for me was watching the documentary Wretches and Jabberers.Read More
Posted on May 25, 2011 by Mandy Beals
What is MOE
Medicaid Maintenance of Effort (MOE) regulations require states to meet the needs of their citizens by maintaining current Medicaid eligibility standards, methods, and procedures. MOE regulations assure access to quality, essential health coverage for seniors and people with disabilities receiving Medicaid. MOE regulations went into effect in 2009 and serve as a bridge to 2014, when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented and all people will have access to quality, affordable healthcare.Read More