Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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3/9/23  8:17 pm
Commenter: Kim lieberman

No agency directed

Why would the state do this to parents after they just did a fabulous thing by allowing parent caregivers recently? We’ve made plans arounds this new program. We have enough stress with medical conditions, behavioral issues, medical and therapy bills, and school ieps but to put us through yet another massive paperwork process with more background checks and other unnecessary fees for state to pay is awful. Many of us who can not work due to inconsistent staffing and care have chosen to be parent aids. In my case, I have 2 children with special needs and it’s just impossible to work yet the bills keep stacking up. Appendix k was life changing. Lower wages and more paperwork is not something any of us need or want. 

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