Briefing on DOJ Settlement & Implementation

September 18, 2012

At the meeting of the Joint Commission on Health Care on 18 September, Dr. William Hazel, Secretary of HHR, gave a Update  on the status and implementation of the DOJ Settlement Agreement.  Notable in his presentation was a specific conclusion that since Training Center Discharge targets are being met, there is no clear indication that ID/DD Waiver rates need to be adjusted.  There were, however, suggestions that some exceptional circumstances might exist which would warrant a higher rate of payment.