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Good News for Social Security SSI Benefits

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A recent settlement involving the Social Security Administration is giving individuals living with developmental or intellectual disabilities (I/DD) who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) a reason to celebrate. The lawsuit, led by the New York Legal Assistant Group, Justice in Aging, and the Arnold & Porter Law Firm, challenged the validity of eligibility decisions made […]

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The Impact of Black Disability Rights Activists and Advocates

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February is Black History Month, a time to remember and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black individuals in United States history. Black men and women throughout our history have dedicated their lives to advocating for and supporting the rights of black communities and individuals, including individuals who are living with disabilities. Direct Care […]

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3 FAQs Regarding CDPAP

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Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Programs, or CDPAP, is a Medicaid program that provides in-home care for individuals in New York who are living with a chronic illness, physical disability, or intellectual disability. Control over care sets home care services apart from this particular Medicaid assistance program. If this service is new to you, Direct Care Innovations […]

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Post-Pandemic Stumbling Blocks for Medicaid Recipients

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If you have clients with Medicaid healthcare coverage, then you have probably heard that the renewal and eligibility efforts taking place across the country have been more than frustrating. For many insurance recipients, including children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), it has been a most frustrating process. At Direct Care Innovations, […]

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Improve DSP Recruitment and Retention with These Strategies

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Direct support professionals (DSPs) are key to providing qualified and compassionate care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Recruiting and retaining DSPs is often challenging and frustrating. Direct Care Innovations works with caregiving agencies, and we understand the struggle of hiring and retaining hard-working and dedicated employees. With research-based strategies, your organization can address […]

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Celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

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Each September, agencies nationwide honor and celebrate direct support professionals (DSPs) during DSP Recognition Week, September 10 – 16. Many individuals working as DSPs are the heart and soul of caregiving agencies. Without them, organizations that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) could not function. This is why Direct Care Innovations encourages you […]

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Medicaid Eligibility: What to Know about the Current Changes

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When a national public health emergency was declared at the onset of COVID-19, Medicaid made several changes to its enrollment and eligibility guidelines to provide much-needed health insurance for the public. The emergency ended this year which means many individuals who qualified for Medicaid during the pandemic may no longer meet the eligibility parameters. Up […]

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How We Guard against Home Healthcare Fraud

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In February of this year, a major Medicare fraud scheme was discovered in southeast Michigan with 23 individuals being charged with several healthcare-related crimes. The perpetrators defrauded Medicare with $61.5 million in kickbacks, bribes, and Medicare bills for services that were either medically unnecessary or never provided. Patients were also exposed to excessive drug testing […]

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3 Reasons to Incorporate Home-Based Healthcare Technologies

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Over the last few years, more home healthcare technologies have been introduced and used than ever before. The 2020 pandemic brought about several home-based innovations that we still use today. More efficient, yet thorough, healthcare practices are simply one of the many reasons healthcare systems would be wise to incorporate valuable, home-based technologies into individual […]

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Positive Developments in Accessibility & Technology

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Developing accessibility features in the tech industry is a consistent, ongoing process — and it should be. As tech evolves, new products and services that can enhance life for individuals with special needs or those living with developmental disabilities are always being researched, tested, and introduced. By providing innovative resources and accessible technology, those living […]

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