April 21, 2020
Even though for most of us time seems to be standing still . . . seven weeks ago, we put out the first post about COVID-19 resources available from VDH since then we have published 50+ posts and held 5 weekly open meetings – and it seems like we are barely keeping up!
The long awaited Appendix K was approved last night – the Medicaid Memo detailing the authorities granted may be available by tomorrow and we will share as soon as we can. As we said earlier – there was no “ask” that provides any specific relief or assistance for DD Waiver providers; therefore, this edition of Appendix K is not particularly helpful! Let’s hope that the next request for CMS authority comes sooner rather than later.
National Guardianship Association has updated their FAQs
to try to better align their responsibilities with the current restrictions and uncertainty in place during this pandemic. This may be useful in your discussions with families and public guardians.