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  • States Mark Mental Health Awareness Month

    Topics: Announcements, State News,

    Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. 

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  • Letter Requesting EVV Delay

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The National Association of State Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, and ADvancing States, sent a letter to federal lawmakers requesting state administrative relief in the next legislation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, requested was a delay in the deadline for implementing Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Our associations collectively represent the government agencies responsible for administering a wide range of publicly funded health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities in every state and territory.

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  • Stay at Home Orders

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    As states are increasingly issuing various degrees of “stay-at-home” orders, we want to assist our member DD agencies while they consider implications for Direct Support Professionals, providers, and the services offered within each state system. Please find three elements states can choose to include in “stay-at-home” and emergency response executive orders across states:

     

     

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  • SSA Suspends CDRs During Coronavirus Crisis

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a notice about its activities during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the notice, SSA will not be engaging in several activities that may be relevant to state DD systems.

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  • NASDDDS COVID-19 Library of Topical Resources for States

    Topics: Announcements,

    NASDDDS has generated topical briefs immediately relevant to state I/DD systems as they coordinate responses to the COVID-19 global health crisis. These resources are offered to our membership along with intensive technical assistance. NASDDDS is providing these resources on our website in an effort to globally assist the response efforts. 

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