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Important waiver policy change -- please read

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Important waiver policy change -- please read Reply with quote

On Friday, October 28, DDRS/DDARS Assistant Director David Gootee issued a memorandum which attempts to clarify several aspects of the announced changes to the annual plan.

Most significant in the memo is the temporary repeal of the Provider Selection Policy--the plan that was to lock participants into a single provider for an entire year. The restoration of choice is a very encouraging move in the right direction.

Please visit the "Latest News" section and read the entire text of this important memo:

http://waiverwatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:11 pm    Post subject: annual plan clarifications - raising more questions Reply with quote

I just read the Annual Plan Clarifications, from Dave Goottee, I would advise everyone to pass this on to consumers and families receiving services on Medicaid Waivers.
I truly believe that each memo, update, or whatbeit that is sent from the State level raises more concerns for the health and safety of those being served. Nobody should lower staffing levels due to budget cuts. (How can can a family who is receiving services from a provider, who will only provide 1 on 1 services be more flexible and accommodating?) The provider company cannot share staff, if they promote consumer-based, community integrated services, at a 1:1 ratio.
The second page, second paragraph of the Annual Plan clarifications states that the changes will allow for increased flexibilityand will allow families to be more involved in a loved ones life with no fiscal impact on the provider.??? This is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. Again, if a family or client requests their own days and hours of service and has 1 to 1 services, the above mentioned comment cannot be correct.
Staff reductions, cameras viewing indiviuals instead of staff on site, less or no daily documentation required by providers. Where is the accountability, and how many individuals are going to be harmed, before this is changed?
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