Friday, May 20, 2016

Changes to Waivers in Virginia

Virginia will be completely overhauling their Medicaid Waiver system over the next few months to address a lack of services and 2 extensive waiting lists for services.

See the NBC12 Story Here. is very encouraged by this move.  Over the last year or so as we developed we've noticed 3 types of state programs.

1. They know exactly where the flaws are and are actively looking to address those flaws and make the system more effective.

2.  They don't know where the flaws are but understand that they can do better.

3.  They think they have no flaws and have the attitude of "We've always done it this way".

Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are first and foremost individuals and they are the most vulnerable in our society.  With that in mind, has a working philosophy that we can always do better, we're hoping these States begin to adopt that philosophy and are encouraged that Virginia has done so.

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