5. Question: Do the regulations prohibit individuals from receiving pre-vocational services in a facility-based setting such as a sheltered workshop?
Answer: No. The federal regulations require that all HCB settings must support full access of individuals receiving Medicaid HCBS to the greater community, including facilitating opportunities to seek employment in competitive settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community to the…Continue
Added by Kathleen Springhorn on March 9, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments
I received a letter from Rep Ryan documenting the CMS guidance to States. I also received a phone call from Senator Baldwin's office to check if I needed further assistance.
Are we assured that the workshops are safe? The Medicaid regulations are broad.
We seemed to have moved on to the IRIS budget battle. Disability Rights Wisconsin seems to be advocating against the budget changes.
My question is : Are the workshops safe?
Added by Kathleen Springhorn on March 9, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments
My comments to the Department of Health Services and elected representatives
Thank you for inviting my comments regarding the Home and Community-based Settings Statewide Transition Plan as requested by the Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Human Services.
My son Greg Springhorn attends Vocational Industries in Elkhorn, WI. The workshop is a vital part of Greg’s “person centered approach” for meeting his needs. He is safe and successful in the workshop…Continue
Added by Kathleen Springhorn on December 15, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments
December 1, 2014
Wisconsin Board for People
With Developmental Disabilities
Dear Ms. Swedeen,
I am in receipt of your letter dated November 19, 2014. I have several questions for you after reading through the materials you enclosed.
First, the letter states that BPDD (Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities) “does not have a role in implementing the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)…Continue
Update (August 15, 2014) The purpose of this message is to notify interested stakeholders of an error in the Family Care stakeholder briefing materials sent on July 30, 2014. The Department is correcting the statement “subminimum wage agreements would no longer be permissible” for prevocational services (page 6 of the Summary of Significant Revisions to Existing 1915(c) Waiver Services, #2 Prevocational Services). There is no prohibition on the use of subminimum wage agreements in the…Continue
Added by Kathleen Springhorn on August 26, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments
August 13, 2014
Dear Governor Walker,
We are writing to protest the Department of Human Services proposed changes to Medicaid services in home and community based settings. We want the full array of employment and residential services to be kept intact. Facility based vocational services must be protected! The proposed changes relate to Family Care 1915(b) and 1915(c) HCBS waivers in Wisconsin.
The DHS plan is incomplete because CMS hasn't provided…Continue