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19 Sep

Welcome to Episode 5 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, introduces representatives from two Fiscal Intermediaries to discuss the lawsuit alleging New York State did not follow proper procedures in setting rates for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance. Hear from Elizabeth Martin, CEO of Consumer Directed Choices, and Kathryn Carroll, manager of Government Affairs for the Center for Disability Rights [...]

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20 Aug

Welcome to Episode 4 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, introduces a conversation between Marca Bristo, Executive Director of Access Living in Chicago and Joel Margolis. The conversation appeared on Voices from the Disabled Community, a production of ADAPT of Chicago, and is featured here with permission. You can find the complete original interview between Marca and Joel if you click here.To listen to [...]

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13 Aug

Last month we told you about the NYS Department of Health (DOH) 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 still scheduled to take effect September 1, 2019. We cannot emphasize enough how concerned we are about the negative impact these cuts will have on CDPA, as well as you and your PAs. We need [...]

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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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