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Public Policy Update РNorth Carolina General Assembly Update 

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Public Policy Update РNorth Carolina General Assembly Update 

State Budget Adjustments Act Introduced: The NCGA is in the process this week of passing a brief budget adjustments act, HB 103. A reminder that the state passed a two-year budget for fiscal years July 2021-June 2023 last November which included additional waiver slots, increases to wages for direct support professionals, and an increase in…

Public Policy Updates – May 2022

Services in NC Medicaid Plan NC plans to offer additional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as others, under (i) services plan through the Medicaid program. When Tailored Plans begin operation December 1, 2022 as part of the state‚Äôs Medicaid Transformation some of the services that LME-MCOs offered under b(3) such…

Public Policy Update: Rate Increase to Support Wages for Direct Support Workers A First Step in Right Direction

The state budget that passed in December 2021 included funding towards increasing Medicaid home and community-based provider rates so that wages paid to direct support professionals/direct support workers can be increased. While the budget special provision language states that 15.00 per hour is the goal, there is not enough money appropriated in the budget to…

North Carolina Public Policy Update: State Budget Passes, Tailored Plans Delayed

Medicaid Transformation Delay While the news below about the budget is very good, delays in passing a state budget coupled with the realignment of county MH/DD/SAS management among LME MCOs mean that the long-awaited Medicaid Tailored Plan rollout will be moved from July 1, 2022, to December 1, 2022. Tailored Plans are an integrated health…

North Carolina General Assembly Update – State Budget Update

Both House and Senate have passed their versions of SB 105, the state budget. This year‚Äôs budget contains a mix of state appropriations and allocations of federal funding that has come to North Carolina through several ‚Äúrecovery act‚ÄĚ bills. A conference committee of House and Senate budget leaders will work over the next few weeks…

Public Policy Update

No progress on State Budget from House members State Budget Update: The NC House budget is now not expected until late July or early August. House budget leaders are sorting out the implications of billions in federal funding and its impact on the state budget. Some federal funding, like that for health and human services,…

North Carolina General Assembly Update – State Budget

State Budget Update:¬†The NC¬†Senate¬†passed¬†SB 105,¬†their¬†version of the state budget bill,¬†on Friday, June 25.¬†This year‚Äôs budget¬†contains a¬†mix of¬†state¬†appropriations¬†and¬†allocations¬†of¬†federal funding that has come to North Carolina through several ‚Äúrecovery act‚ÄĚ bills.¬†The¬†NC House¬†is expected to¬†release their budget bill¬†sometime in mid-July.¬†The¬†House and Senate will have to¬†reconcile differences between their¬†budget¬†bills though the conference committee report before sending the¬†final budget¬†to the…

June 9: Legislative Day of Action for Direct Support Wages

ASNC and a coalition of groups across IDD, aging, and home and community-based health services will be rallying at the General Assembly on June 9 in support of increased wages for direct support workers.¬†¬† Legislators have heard¬†our¬†decade of advocacy¬†for increased access to services,¬†and¬†we¬†expect¬†to see more waiver slots in the upcoming budget.¬†Access to waivers must go…

Policy Pulse Update

State Budget Update: There is still no budget legislation from the NC Senate. The budget process is moving slower than in previous years, however House and Senate leadership are said to be much closer to agreeing to a spending amount, so we hope to see a budget bill in the next two weeks. ‚ÄúCrossover‚ÄĚ Week…