According to a recent article that appeared in the Washington Post, The Justice Department is not pleased with the state of Virginia (or the state of their I/DD programs for that matter.) They say that Virginia is not being serious enough about their efforts to comply with court-ordered reforms to its program for people with disabilities.Read More
The MediSked Blog
Since 2003, the average cost of living in the United States has gone up about 28%. The Minimum Wage in Florida has increased from $5.15 per hour in 2003 to $8.05 today.
Yet, Florida's iBudget Waiver reimbursement rates for the providers offering essential supports and services are on average 14.17% lower today than they were IN 2003!
Forgive my bold font, but that's absurd!Read More
In a follow up to last month's blog post regarding a recent study that was co-sponsored by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Disability and Human Development, this post is going to focus on the study as it relates to state trends.