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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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Synergy continues to push for outrageous reductions to providers and therefore to client services despite warnings from CMH that these reductions are unacceptable. The last proposal we are aware of called for $7.8 million of cuts to be executed over four months.

The proposal includes a 20% provider payment reduction ($4.8million) with no provision for corresponding [...]

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I have received the following message from the CEO of a provider which is being dramatically impacted by the CLS cuts. If Synergy does not receive money to cover its shortfall as a result of tomorrow’s meeting, this will be a drastic set-back as most providers deal with both Synergy and CLS — Cut upon [...]

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What a Difference a Day Makes!
Today I have been contacted by Cindy Dingell concerning the impact of the Governor’s Executive Order for 2009  Budget Year Reductions. The D-WC CMH Agency has been advised that statewide CMH Budgets (read payments) for the 4th quarter of the budget year have been reduced 12.5% for all counties except [...]

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What to do Next?

Posted By: Ed Diegel on May 27, 2009

How to Respond?
Since the last Newsletter we’ve had discussion about how to best respond to the County Document entitled “Fact or Fiction.”

Should we publish a point by point rebuttal to the document (we actually do have such a document prepared and ready to go).
Should we try to avoid yet another rebuttal from the county and [...]

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Information from CMH and CLS

Posted By: Ed Diegel on May 20, 2009

In Tuesday evening’s mail I had messages from both CMH and CLS clarifying facts and positions on issues we’ve raised in DDAdvocates Newsletters. I am attaching those documents to this newsletter in the event you did not receive or see the mail. Archive Note: CMH and CLS Documents are located in the BLOG Category “Responses [...]

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Our last newsletter asked that we not forget all those who are experiencing  service cuts, that we continue to advocate not only for family members and friends, but for all the developmentally disabled in Wayne County, and that we push to get the 2008/2009 Budget Year reductions reversed before the next budget year starts in [...]

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More Good News and More Work to DO!!

Posted By: Ed Diegel on Apr 23, 2009

Our combined efforts may have positively influenced the following developments that occurred last week

CLS announced on Friday that  it’s efforts have resulted in a further reversal of the Residential Funding reductions from 8.5% (originally 12.5%) to 4%

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Thursday Morning April 2, Synergy announced that without significant infusion of funds from CMH by May 23, it would be forced to administer severe cuts to its payments to Providers. Synergy is the 2nd of 3 MCPN’s (Mega-Providers) providing services to persons with Developmental Disabilities in Wayne County to claim it is severely under funded [...]

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This is the first newsletter post to DDAdvocates.com –nearly 100 people including provider staff and management and community advocates. Attachments to this message include:

Minutes from the March 19 Open Forum on CLS Cuts Archive Note: See Newsletter #1.2 Minutes for the March 19 Meeting for this document.
A lobby kit for creating political pressure to restore funding

For [...]

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