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Thanks to all the attendees, presenters, and staff that made the 2014 Annual Conference a great one. Click below to see photos and highlights of the event.

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  • Jan 21 2015 - 9:59am

    Social Security LogoSSDI received a targeted blow on the first day of Congress, and all without hearings or constituent input. Tucked inside a routine package of rules the House needed to pass to conduct its business was a small, unrelated provision amounting to a big change for the SSDI program.  

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  • Jan 20 2015 - 3:01pm

    Possible PCS Cut this YearThe 2014-2015 state budget included another 1% rate reduction to Non-Innovations Medicaid Personal Care Services in North Carolina. As with all rate adjustments, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) submitted a State Plan Amendment (SPA) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in September of 2014 requesting approval of this rate reduction. This rate reduction was supposed to go into effect on January 1, 2015, however it has not yet been approved. If it is approved by CMS, the cut would be retroactive to January 2, 2015.  Such a cut would come on the heels of a combined 21.41% rate reduction for PCS since 2009.

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  • Jan 20 2015 - 9:26am

    There are a number of advocacy training opportunities for people with I/DD, their family members, and disability professionals out there. We've pulled together a few in this post, along with some great internships for students interested in disability policy.

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