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The attached document:“ DDAdvocates Analysis of Michigan Dual Eligible Initiative“   asis vs willbe 20120125 describes the presently known or anticipated impact of the Dual Eligible Integration of persons with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Illness and Others receiving services from Community Mental Health Organizations. It describes

Eligibility (everyone will be impacted on the day their parents reach the age [...]

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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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This is a time of tremendous change regarding funding, ideology and governance of the service delivery process for persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Federal funding is threatened as never before by proposals such as those put forth by

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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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