Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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3/29/23  2:14 pm
Commenter: Moms In Motion

Moms In Motion Comments on Draft FIS Waiver Renewal Application
  • Families deserve the opportunity for provider choice to include Consumer-Direction as an option.

  • What about the families that do not have access to Agencies in their areas?  It is prohibitive towards individuals that live in rural areas that already have difficulties obtaining services for lack of providers.

  • 40 hour cap on parents/spouse as PCAs - some families have plans of care above and beyond 40hrs because plans of care are based on level of care need not on who is providing the care

  • Losing respite - just because a live-in attendant is a paid PCA does not mean that the unpaid PCG DOES NOT need relief.  Live-in Attendants are main employees, but unpaid Primary Caregivers (natural supports) exist within the home as well.

  • Application is unclear since the application is only for FIS/BI.  The language found within the application would impact CCC+ and CL Waiver.  When will those be updated and providers/members advised of those changes?


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