What is a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver?

Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp has said that his administration would request a federal waiver to seek new flexibility to use Medicaid dollars, during his first State of the State address.  Section 1115 waivers have been used in the Medicaid program to provide states an avenue to test and implement coverage approaches that do not meet […]

Part-time Job Opening in Chattahoochee County

Are you a parent or family member of a youth/young adult with a disability or special healthcare need who is interested in working with families? Are you looking for part-time work in a casual working environment, where you can help families access disability and transition to adulthood related support and resources while expanding your own […]

Georgia Participant Direction Advisory Group Seeking New Members

The Georgia Participant Direction Advisory Group (GAPD) is looking for new members who are currently receiving NOW/COMP waiver services via the participant direction model, and who are interested in educating and advocating on behalf of individuals who are considering participant direction or who are participant directing NOW/COMP waiver services. Members meet 4 times per year […]

Bipartisan bill introduced to delay EVV

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of a provision contained in the 21st Century Cures Act requiring States to have Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems in place for personal care services by January 1, 2019. The Murkowski Brown legislation would […]

Federal officials have issued guidelines for Electronic Visit Verification

The 21st Century CURES Act, enacted by Congress in December 2016, included a provision for “electronic visit verification,” or EVV, which requires that service providers electronically check in when providing in-home care to people with disabilities in order to prevent fraud. This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidelines to help states comply […]

State Advisory Panel Seeks Public Comment

The State Advisory Panel for Special Education (SAP) advises the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports on the provision of special education and related services for students with disabilities. The SAP is comprised of parents, persons with disabilities, educators and administrators as well as representatives from public and private […]