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16 Jul

Welcome to Episode 3 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, is joined by Kendra Scalia, Director of Policy at Stop EVV, and Bryan O'Malley, Executive Director at Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS, to discuss Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). Click on the player to listen. A full transcript follows below.Episode 3 Transcript.pdfJuly 15, 2019Disclaimer: The following is a [...]

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10 Jul

On July 1, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) issued policy guidance to implement changes in reimbursement to Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs). The new policy severely cuts the reimbursement FIs will receive to operate and administer CDPA. These changes are scheduled to take effect September 1, 2019.Companies like CDChoices will be paid a flat monthly rate for each Consumer to cover operations and the administration of CDPA. This rate, called per member [...]

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28 Jun

It's time for Episode 2 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Join host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, as he talks with three CDChoices Consumers: Abigail Radliff, Gerald Dickson and Russell Eisman. Click on the player to listen. A full transcript follows below.Empowering Independence Transcript:Episode 2 Transcript.pdfEpisode 2June 28, 2019Blaise Bryant: “Welcome to Episode 2 of the Empowering Independence podcast from Consumer Directed [...]

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27 Jun

We are happy to announce that the new Consumer Lending Library is ready for use - and the most exciting feature is that it is accessible for wheelchair users!If you are a wheelchair user, you know accessing things that aren't within easy reach can be frustrating or downright impossible. We wanted a way to allow someone in a seated position to access all the books on the shelves. Our solution was this beautifully built, custom-made cabinet with electric shelves which move up and down. If you [...]

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