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PoP meeting: DDP Updates! - Shared screen with speaker view
Stephanie Marquis
18:54
Is anyone else only hearing part of the presenter right now?
Shannon Cole-Merchen
19:07
I hear everything
Allie Ryave
19:09
I can hear her clearly
Stephanie Marquis
19:18
must be my connection
Shyla Patera
21:32
Thank you for holding this meeting! Shyla Patera North Central Independent Living Services.
Shawna Hanson
22:14
Thank you, Shyla! And welcome!
Robin MacMillan
31:13
About how long do these requests take to get approved?
Charles Alvarez
31:53
Charles here from Montana independent living project,independent living specialist and certified behavioral health peer support specialist. can I get a recording of 5his sent to my email? calvarez@milp.us
Katherine Hibbs
32:24
Is there funding increase request for the ABA services to CMS as well? As in would providers might be able to accept Medicaid?
Shawna Hanson
32:25
We'll be sharing the recording, Charles. Thank you for asking!
Charles Alvarez
33:36
Thankyou
Tracy Cantu
34:43
Is this strictly for those on medicaid
Shyla Patera
38:53
Lindsay : could you please explain if a montanan has both IDD and say physical disabilities how services can be delivered in communities and or school settings? shyla
Doug Doty
40:37
Can you please provide a link to the DDP eligibility criteria?
Jenn Banna
42:14
Doug, Lindsey will post the link.
Lindsey Carter
43:07
Here is the link to our eligibility reference manual: https://dphhs.mt.gov/assets/dsd/DDP/HomePage/EligibilityReferenceManual.pdf
Lauren Simonich
44:53
Totally new to all of this... We are adopting a child from Ukraine who will be between 7-9. Are we going to be able to be eligible if say the child we adopt are on the older side? We are still not sure whom we are adopting, but I am almost positive we would want to look into this.
Lindsey Carter
45:53
Cathy will be reviewing eligibility information for individuals 8 and over in just a few moments.
James Blood
49:35
Yeah, I’m concerned that my 8 yr old was kicked off the waitlist. Who do I talk to?
Jenn Banna
49:58
Hey James, which region do you live in?
James Blood
50:27
Missoula
Lindsey Carter
53:29
Hi James, you can contact the Region 5 Office. The phone number is: 406-329-5415.
Jenn Banna
54:13
https://dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/developmentaldisabilities
James Blood
55:30
What happens if the child is kicked off the list? Does the process start all over?
Shyla Patera
57:55
If someone meets or is to meetMontana’s DDp definition but services are to be defined before 18. how can employment be defined? Many adults are often being evaluated for employment and supports at 18.
Robin MacMillan
58:53
Good question Shyla
Lindsey Carter
59:50
Hi James- generally when someone is removed from the waitlist, they would be re-entered at the new date that their eligibility is determined. If your child is 8 right now, it's unlikely they have been removed as we have not been removing children from the waitlist due to the public health emergency. I believe Paula has reached out to you via chat and she will be able to talk with you more specifically about your situation.
Jenn Banna
01:01:01
I am keeping track of questions - we will take time to answer questions tonight, if there are questions we don't get to, we will respond to you by email.
James Blood
01:01:25
We have never received any letter that said we need to update anything in order to keep him on waitlist.
REBECCA NORRIS
01:02:18
if someone is already on the 0208 waiver, does there absolutely have to be an emeergency situation for them to get residential services? Or what is the process to expand their existing cost plan to allow for residential services?
Jennifer Hedges
01:08:26
What happens with children between 8 and 16?
Amanda Moriarity
01:10:56
I am a FSS. If I start the DDP eligibility process with a child when they are 6, and they are found to be not eligible, do they have to exit FES services immediately, or can they continue until they turn 8 and then they must exit services?
Shawna Hanson
01:12:43
As Jenn said, we will make time to answer some questions. Any questions we don't get to tonight will be addressed via email. But as we near 8:00, I'd like to share the link to our survey and ask you to please fill it out at your convenience. Help us shape future PoP meetings! Thank you. https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XGgxD9tXZ91Eyi
Katherine Hibbs
01:13:48
As an FSS in Billings MT, many wait times are MONTHS out
Shawna Hanson
01:16:07
Thank you, Katherine. Good for families to know.
James Blood
01:16:57
Thank you everyone! Keep fighting the good fight folks! ✊🏻
Shawna Hanson
01:17:10
👊
Bruce Brensdal
01:17:32
My son just got a 0208 waiver slot this year and is set up. Would there ever be any reason he would be taken off. He has DS.
Lauren Simonich
01:18:13
We also wont have much of a history...
Katherine Hibbs
01:19:53
We have had some families call who have children who are over 18 but have significant disabilities and delays, how do we direct families then?
Buechler Jamie
01:21:23
How do kids get off the list. Is it a need based now? It seems to change
Timothy Cook
01:25:01
My child has been on the 208 waiver for some time now and she is 22. We live on a reservation and services here are very few. Is there any plans to help those who live in the rural areas of the state to be able to access more services?
Shawna Hanson
01:25:19
Lauren Simonich, the child coming to you is getting a great advocate - you. are. on it!
Bruce Brensdal
01:25:23
Please do that as another series.
Jenn Banna
01:26:07
We will put it on the list! Add it to your survey to remind us.
Robin MacMillan
01:26:43
Agreed I would also like to hear more about additional resources
Katherine Hibbs
01:28:52
Thank you!
Buechler Jamie
01:30:15
Thank you
Allie Ryave
01:30:28
Thank you so much!
Katherine Hibbs
01:30:39
Thank you!
Shawna Hanson
01:31:02
montanaf2f@umontana.edu
Shawna Hanson
01:31:30
https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XGgxD9tXZ91Eyi
Bruce Brensdal
01:32:15
I filled out the survey but additional training on Medicaid and how to not jeopardize eligibility was not an option.
Robin MacMillan
01:32:26
Very Thankful for your time and helping to give our families this opportunity
Jean Schroeder
01:32:26
thank you!