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Letter to Lynda Zeller Concerning Dual Eligible Integration

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The State has volunteered to be a test state for subjecting persons with developmental disabilities and everyone else who is on both Medicare and Medicaid to managed care; apparently under Medicaid rules and the administration of a private insurer (probably Blue Cross). To enrich the pot and because our children’s and client’s home care, residential, vocational and [...]

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 You will find below a link to a posting from Marianne Huff, Executive director of the Allegan County Community Mental Health Board. It is an open letter to her employees and is important reading for every one of us who advocate for persons with Developmental Disabilities.
 It is still not too late to contact your US [...]

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July 25 , 2011
Greetings and Good afternoon:
I wanted to take this opportunity to send to all of you an important communication that contains information regarding the current threats to the Medicaid and Medicare programs.  I also want to make certain that I clearly state that the purpose of this email communication is to inform you and [...]

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 Got Medicare and Medicaid? The Good News and the Bad News is that you are Dual Eligible!! 
The Good News is that if you have a good medical advocate, you can find and access good doctors and therapists at major medical centers – for instance, my wife has sought out and found great doctors in several [...]

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For information on Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles in Michigan go to   Dual Eligibles Stakeholder Forums (1) (2)

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A major take away from the DWC CMH Town Hall Meetings is a request from Detroit-Wayne Community Mental Health for feed back from families, providers and other advocates to the following questions…..

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Tragic New York Times Article

Posted By: Ed Diegel on Jun 15, 2011

Last week I received the following message from one of our readers. It provides a stark reminder of how vulnerable our citizens are and…

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If you or a loved one receives benefits through the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, or if you work for any provider that provides services, you need to be aware of Town Hall Meetings being held this week and next. The topic of the meeting(s) will be the redesign of the Mental Health Delivery System [...]

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The following link to Age of Autism is must reading for anyone in the country who considers themselves an advocate for persons with developmental disabilities. Notice that the author nowhere wants to restrict services or the independence of high functioning person with disabilities; for instance: those  who are capable of enjoying even full time jobs, college experiences [...]

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