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  • 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 federal program rules. Find out more about Section 1115 waivers here....

  • State Advisory Panel Seeks Applicants

    The Georgia Department of Education Division for Special Education Services and Supports is currently accepting applications for the State Advisory Panel for Special Education (SAP). The SAP is comprised of parents, persons with disabilities, educators and administrators who are knowledgeable about the education of all children. SAP members provide input and advice into meeting the statewide needs of students with disabilities. Application deadline is March 1, 2019. More information and...

  • What Is EVV and Why Should You Care?

    Join GCDD on Friday, September 14 at 12:00 PM for the educational webinar, “What Is EVV and Why Should You Care?” GCDD’s Public Policy Director Dawn Alford and the Center for Public Representation’s Director of Advocacy Alison Barkoff will spend the lunch hour explaining new changes to Medicaid-financed personal care services and home health care services. This will impact you if you rely on the NOW, COMP, ICWP, CCSP, or SOURCE waiver. Co-sponsored by the Statewide Independent Living Council, the Arc of Georgia, the Georgia Council on Aging, Parent 2 Parent of Georgia, the Georgia Advocacy...

  • 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 in Macon and have an opportunity to provide input on waiver services, processes, and disseminate information to other constituents in their region. If you are interested in participating, please review the GAPD...

  • 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 delay the new Medicaid requirement for one year, until January 1, 2020. Cosponsors of the bill include U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Rob...

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