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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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11 Jun

Help us #SaveCDPA on Wednesday, June 19!Earlier this year when Fiscal Intermediaries and Consumers across the state took action to preserve Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA), you helped spread the word to #SaveCDPA. The final budget cut funding to CDPA, but we had hope the program would be preserved. Last Friday, we received the following message from the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS (CDPAANYS)."When we last sent you a message we had lost the [...]

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26 Mar

This Spring, advocates from CDChoices joined others to educate legislators about the importance of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA). They participated in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS and New York Association on Independent Living joint Legislative Day in February. Consumers and Designated Representatives met with New York State Senators and Assemblymembers to share personal stories of CDPA.You can become involved in advocacy even if you can't get [...]

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19 Apr

Consumer Directed Choices Communications and Outreach Specialist, Denise DiNoto, was honored last month at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) Dessert Spectacular. The event, which supports ILCHV programs and services, was held at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Denise was presented with the Beacon Leadership Award in recognition of her lifetime advocacy efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. Awards were also presented to Vent Fitness and The Seymour Fox Memorial [...]

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