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The Justice Department Is Pretty Upset With Virginia For Not Trying Hard Enough to Reform Programs for People with Disabilities

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

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.

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Tags: ID/DD News, Waiver Services, 2015

Infographic: Florida's iBudget Crisis By the Numbers

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

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!

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Tags: ID/DD News, Home and Community Based Services, Waiver Services, 2015, Florida

Florida’s Gated Communities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Drawing Mixed Reviews

Posted by Jean Bezek on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

 

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Tags: Home and Community Based Services, Waiver Services, Florida

The Latest Trends in State Medicaid Waiver Services

Posted by Mike Holihan on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

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.  

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Tags: Medicaid, Waiver Services, Provider Agencies