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Executive Order from Governor Andy Beshear on Kentucky Employment First

Executive Order from Governor Andy Beshear on Kentucky Employment First

Secretary of State Frankfort, Kentucky
2020-552
June 29, 2020

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Medicaid Update - EVV Meeting for Participants

 

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Medicaid Update - July 2020

From: Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020
 

Good Afternoon,

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Medicaid Webinar: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) For Waiver Participants

Medicaid Webinar: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) For Waiver Participants

From: Department for Medicaid Services
DATE: Friday, July 10, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to noon Eastern via Zoom
HOSTED BY: Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) Division of Community Alternatives (DCA)
 
Webinar Purpose To explain how EVV works and how it will affect waiver participants To answer questions regarding EVV
 
TO JOIN: Registration is not required prior to the webinar. To join, simply click the “Via Web” link or use the “Via Phone” dial-in number provided below.
 
Via Web: Click https://zoom.us/j/93799927926
Via Phone: Dial (929) 436-2866 Use meeting ID 937 9992 7926
 
A recording of the meeting will be made available on the DMS EVV website at https://bit.ly/kywaiverEVVinfo The meeting is limited to 500 attendees. DMS will add additional dates if needed.
 
Contact Information For webinar-related questions, email [email protected] For waiver policy-related questions, email [email protected] For additional details on EVV in Kentucky, visit https://bit.ly/kywaiverEVVinfo

Crip Camp Livestream Screening and Discussion Panel

Crip Camp Livestream Screening and Discussion Panel

Date: Monday, July 13, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Presenters: Nicole Newnham, James Lebrecht, and Morgan Turner
Location: Online
 

Join the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, and the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities as we commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary “Crip Camp”, followed by a panel discussion with the Directors of the film,

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Medicaid Update - ADHC and ADT Reopening Information

Medicaid Update - ADHC and ADT Reopening Information

From: Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Date: June 24th, 2020
 

Beginning Monday, June 29, 2020, adult day health care (ADHC) and adult day training (ADT) providers can resume in-person services. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services developed guidance ADHCs and ADTs should follow when reopening. The guidance for ADHC is available at https://chfs.ky.gov/cv19/AdultDayHealth.pdf and the guidance for ADT is available at https://chfs.ky.gov/cv19/ADHCTrainingGuidance.pdf

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Medicaid Update - June 2020

Medicaid Update - June 2020

From: Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Date: June 11th, 2020 
 

Good Morning, 

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Remember to Request an Absentee Ballot

2020 IS AN IMPORTANT ELECTION YEAR!

THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS JUNE 23RD!!

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STABLE KY Webinar

 A Discussion on Stimulus Payments and Stable KY Accounts

From: Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball 
Webinar Date: Monday, June 8th, 2020 12:00 -1:00 p.m. EST 
 

Join us for information on the CARES Act and Stimulus Checks for adults with disabilities.

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Interim Committee Meetings for the Kentucky State Legislature

Interim Committee Meetings for the Kentucky State Legislature

The interim session has begun. You may watch the committee meetings online. Below the current committee meeting schedule (please know that this may change often as we move forward). We are also hearing that there may be a special session due to the issues with money budgeted for the Transportation dept.  More on this as it becomes available. 
Current Schedule (as of 6/3/2020)
Here is the link which posts all the meetings that will be held daily.  This is updated each day.  It changes often. https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/legislativecalendar
In response to COVID-19, access to the Capitol Annex and Capitol building is closed to the public. Kentucky Education Television (KET) provides coverage of legislative meetings (https://www.ket.org/legislature) and if a scheduling conflict arises, proceedings will live stream on the following site: https://legislature.ky.gov/Public%20Services/PIO/Pages/Live-Streams.aspx.
 

If you are not able to access the committee meetings on KET, please visit the LRC YouTube channel.  You will find previous recordings on here as well. Meetings not being covered by KET, please tune into the LRC YouTube Channel. https://legislature.ky.gov/Public%20Services/PIO/Pages/Live-Streams.aspx

​Please contact Katie Bentley if there are any questions or concerns. 
Katie Bentley - CCDD Public Policy Coordinator 502-226-0445, [email protected] 
 

Medicaid Update - May 2020

Medicaid Update - May 21, 2020  

From: Cabinet for Health and Family Services
 

Good Afternoon,

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DD Network Adovcacy Webinar

DD Network Advocacy Webinar 

The Kentucky Developmental Disabilities Network presents the first Advocacy Webinar. This webinar will take place on June 12, 2020, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST. via Zoom.

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Important Election Information

Important Kentucky Election Information 

From: KY Advocacy

2020 is an IMPORTANT ELECTION YEAR!

75 KY House seats and 11 KY Senate seats are on one or both ballots, June and November. 
Also on the ballot with the KY General Assembly seats: US President, one of Kentucky’s two Senate seats in DC,
all six of our Congressional seats in DC, and a number of local races.
 
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ARE YOU REGISTERED??  DEADLINE IS MAY 26th AT 4:00 PM

GO TO www.GoVoteKY.com OR CALL YOUR COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE



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What's your COVID-19 Story?

 Do you have something to say about COVID-19 and disability?

The University of KY Human Development Institute and Kentucky P&A want to hear from you.
 

We are collecting stories from individuals with disabilities about COVID-19 in Kentucky and how it affects people living with disabilities. Your story can add to the discussions state leaders are having about the impact of COVID-19. There are different ways to tell your story. You can complete some or all of the short survey below. You can attach a file that tells your story in video, audio, pictures, or in written form. You may have someone help you fill out the form. You can also contact us for help by calling 859-257-8104 and share your story by phone or video relay service. 

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Disabilities and COVID-19

Disabilities and COVID-19 Pandemic

The Kentucky Developmental Disability Network has created two documents for people with disabilities for the COVID-19 pandemic. Know Your Rights is a one-page document that explains what a person's rights are during a pandemic if they are admitted into the hospital. The other "COVID-19 Disability Form" is helpful for medical professionals in the event you are admitted into the hospital during this pandemic.  It includes information about a person’s medical history, medications, and communication preferences.

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New Resources for 1915(c) HCBS Waiver Stakeholders

 

New Resources for 1915(c) HCBS Waiver Stakeholders

Date: April 30, 2020
From: Cabinet for Health and Family Services
 

The Department for Medicaid Services is sharing a new resource for our 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services stakeholders to use as we navigate the COVID-19 state of emergency. The "Healthy at Home Activities Listing" includes information on virtual trips and tours, online learning opportunities, projects, and outdoor fun. 

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Medicaid Update - April 2020

An Update from Kentucky Medicaid's 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver Programs

Date: April 24th, 2020
From: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Good Afternoon, 

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Kentucky Partners in Policymaking - Apply Now!

 

Kentucky Partners in Policymaking - Apply Now!

Session: 2
Applications Deadline: June 1, 2020
 

Partners in Policymaking is a national leadership training program teaching individuals with developmental disabilities and parents the skills to become community leaders and catalysts for systems change. Participants learn how to advocate for the best available services for themselves and others. This program identifies the current trends about disability issues and develops in participants leadership skills necessary to impact public policy at all levels of government.

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Exceptional Family Magazine - Spring 2020

Exceptional Family Magazine - Winter/Spring 2020

The CCDD is happy to announce the launching of our Winter/Spring 2020 – Exceptional Family Magazine! This magazine highlights the independence, integration, and inclusion of Kentuckians with developmental disabilities and is also available in Spanish. Stay up to date on current news, projects, and opportunities. Since first publishing in 2009 Exceptional Family Magazine has kept and in-depth resources list. Dive into this free experience!

Would you like to receive additional free copies for you or your organization? Call (859) 494-1140 or email [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Updated Waiver COVID-19 FAQ Released

Updated Waiver COVID-19 FAQ Released

An update from Kentucky Meducaid's 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver Programs
Published: April 7th, 2020
 

The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) has released an updated version of the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. This version includes questions received to the 1915(c) Waiver Help Desk during the past few weeks and questions from the COVID-19 Waiver Updates webinar held on March 25, 2020.

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