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  • Re-opening Information for Employment and Day Service Providers

    Topics: State News,

    In anticipation of moving forward and in response to member requests, NASDDDS has taken several steps to provide real-time assistance to state I/DD leadership as you design and implement plans to re-open day services and other programs closed due to the pandemic response.

    In anticipation of moving forward and in response to member requests, NASDDDS has taken several steps to provide real time assistance to state I/DD leadership as you design and implement plans to re-open day services and other programs closed due to the pandemic response.

     These steps include:

     

    ·       NASDDDS has convened small work groups focusing on various aspects of re-opening and will keep membership apprised of this progress

    ·       NASDDDS established a webpage of resources in conjunction with SELN featuring re-opening resources updated and reviewed daily. Find the LINK HERE.

    ·       NASDDDS continues to offer personal assistance to our membership as needed and upon request.  Please see the Who to Contact page

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  • BLOG: Center for Healthcare Strategies Medicaid’s Role in the Next Phase of COVID-19 Response

    Topics: State News,

    The Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS) issued two new blogs focusing on Medicaid's role in the next phase of the COVID-19 response.  Per CHCS, across the nation, government, business, and community leaders are devising plans to reopen the economy and public spaces, while minimizing the risks associated with a second wave of COVID-19 infection. 

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  • Kaiser Family Foundation Study on COVID-19 in Rural America

    Topics: Data and Outcomes, State News,

    The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released a new issue brief discussing the differences in COVID-19 infection rates of urban versus rural areas in the United States.  

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  • States Mark Mental Health Awareness Month

    Topics: Announcements, State News,

    Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. 

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  • CMS Releases Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit

    Topics: State News,

    Today, CMS issued an electronic toolkit regarding telehealth and telemedicine for Long Term Care Nursing Home Facilities. Under President Trump’s leadership to respond to the need to limit the spread of community COVID-19, CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

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