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Developmental Services Management Changes – Public Input

Developmental Services – Vermont is restructuring the system for managing and delivering community-based services to people with developmental disabilities

 

Article:

State overhauls disabilities services

By Lola Duffort Sep 15 2019 |

“Vermont is restructuring the system for managing and delivering community-based services to people with developmental disabilities. While state officials and advocates say substantial reform is necessary, many service providers and families are worried that the final product could hurt benefits.

“I’m afraid that in trying to fix some of the things that are a problem, we are going to end up messing up a very good system,” said Susan Yuan, whose 45-year-old-son, Andreas, receives in-home support.

The changes represent the largest overhaul the system has seen in decades. The reforms under consideration will change who manages cases, what the state pays for care, and how a client’s needs are assessed. About 3,000 Vermonters currently receive services, which range from job support to round-the-clock care.”

Full article:     https://vtdigger.org/2019/09/15/state-embarks-on-developmental-disabilities-services-overhaul/

CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN CASE MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES

In August the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL), Developmental Disabilities Services Division, invited individuals who receive services, family members, advocacy organizations, providers and any other stakeholders interested in Developmental Disabilities Services to a regional public input meeting.

At the meeting, the Federal rules about Conflict of Interest in the delivery of Case Management services were explained.  The State may be required to make some changes in the way case management is provided, and the options for changes that could be made to comply with the rules will be explained.

Six public input meetings were scheduled around the state.

Here is the information for the remaining meetngs:  Public Input Meeting Information

If you were unable to attend a public input meeting, a webinar of the presentation is posted on the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) website.

The handouts that will be used in the public input meetings, and the link and form to provide feedback, can be found on the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) website.

Information about the Federal rules and the State’s efforts to date.

PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS – CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN CASE MANAGEMENT

INPUT ON OPTIONS FOR HOW DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICE SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE RULE

 

September 25, 2019 Jamaica Village School and Community Center

347 Depot Street, Jamaica 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Note: This is a community gym, please be conscious of what shoes you wear so as to not mar the floors. Thank you.

 

September 30, 2019

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House

21 Fairground Road Springfield

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 The Department of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living, Developmental Disabilities Services Division would like to invite individuals who receive services, family members, advocacy organizations, providers and any other stakeholders interested in Developmental Disabilities Services to a regional public input meeting. Each meeting will cover the same information, so you only need to attend in one location. At the meeting, we will explain the Federal rules about Conflict of Interest in the delivery of Case Management services.

The State is required to make some changes in the way case management is provided. We will explain some options for changes that could be made to comply with the rules. We want your feedback about these options before making final decisions.

Information about the rules and the state’s efforts to date are available at : https://dvha.vermont.gov/global-commitmentto-health/conflict-of-interest-home-andcommunity-based-services