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More from InfoNet: Guiding Principles for Manage Care Plans

Posted by Paula S. Connolly on January 30, 2015 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

MANAGED CARE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The National Council on Disability has developed a checklist of ten items they consider "Guiding Principles" that can be used to evaluate a state's managed care plan proposals.  Any plan put forth by the state should meet and exceed the expectations in these "Guiding Principles."   You can see the full explanation of these principles …

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Medicaid Managed Care Surfaces

Posted by Paula S. Connolly on January 30, 2015 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

From the InfoNet Newsletter - A Publication that tracks disability related issues in Iowa:

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PLAN SURFACES

Iowa's Medicaid budget is facing a crisis.  First, the federal match rate changed so Iowa will get fewer federal dollars. An additional $56 million in state dollars is needed to make up for this loss.  The cost of services goes up each year, and…

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New 2015 Effort in Congress: Fully Fund IDEA!

Posted by Paula S. Connolly on January 30, 2015 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.

 A bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for Uncle Sam to increase funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act incrementally.

 Congress committed to pay 40 percent of the cost — a level that is considered to be full funding — back when IDEA first became law in 1975, but has never lived up to that…

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Super Bowl Ad to feature A Girl with Down Syndrome

Posted by Paula S. Connolly on January 30, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Meet the adorable six year old who is featured in the McDonald's commercial. She's going to steal your heart!

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/01/30/super-bowl-ad-down-syndrome/20008/

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