Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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3/18/23  4:37 pm
Commenter: Sridhar Kommidi

Concerned parent
  • I am a concerned parent and caregiver and oppose the plan to shift parents who are paid caregivers away from Consumer Directed to become an employee of an agency. 
  • These changes will adversely impact my family because: (there are no other providers in my area/ no one will work for this small hourly rate to possibly be hit, bit, pinched etc/ I cannot work outside of the home because of the intense care demands of my child such as......).
  • If the state wants oversight of families, put consistent criteria in place that a Service Facilitator can implement and require all Consumer Directed providers to have a Service Facilitator. 
  • An "agency" is not an expert on my child.
  • Respite hours should still be available since as a caregiver, this requires time on and off the clock and is a 24-hour job. A break or respite is needed by anyone providing care for another person.
CommentID: 212468