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DRI was asked to provide testimony to the Idaho Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning Idaho's mental health system and compliance with ...continue reading "Idaho’s Mental Health System and the ADA “Integration Mandate”"

Implementation of Idaho’s Medicaid Managed Mental Health Contract with Optum Health, Inc. has had a rocky start and has resulted in some major changes in ...continue reading "Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the Idaho Medicaid Managed Care Contract"

The Governor’s Work Group on Medicaid Redesign made a new recommendation on November 14th, 2014 to support a “hybrid” version of Medicaid expansion. They called ...continue reading "Idaho Medicaid Redesign and People with Disabilities: “Option 3.5”"

  Comments of DisAbility Rights Idaho Idaho Medicaid Transition Plan for Compliance with CMS/HCBS Community Integration Regulations     Introduction DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) is ...continue reading "DRI Comments on Home and Community Based Services Transition Plan"

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Opportunities for Medicaid funded job training and support services are opening up in the next few weeks. It is important for people to know how ...continue reading "Supported Employment Opportunities Open Up for People with Disabilities in Idaho: A Court Decision, a State Law Change, and a Little Known Opportunity"

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  I am including the Comments form The National Disability Rights Network on the safety and effectiveness of electroshock devices as a supposed "treatment" for ...continue reading "Shocking Behavioral Therapy – The Safety and Effectiveness of Using Electric Shock Devices for Behavior Management"

For Most of the twentieth century it was assumed that people with significant developmental disabilities could not be employed in regular jobs at reasonable wages. ...continue reading "Community Supported Employment – H476"

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There is a trend in some states, including Idaho, to use some combination of assessment tools to arrive at a number (usually a dollar amount) ...continue reading "Measuring a Person’s “Need” for Developmental Disability Services"

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DisAbility Rights Idaho’s Comments on Idaho Proposal to Contract with a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for Medicaid Services for People Who are Eligible for Both ...continue reading "Idaho Medicaid Managed Care Proposal"