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AMBA/ABADA Fall Board Meeting
When: October 12-14, 2015
Where: Cordova, Alaska
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HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES REFORM EFFORTS.
The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is partnering with the Divisions of Senior and Disability Services and Behavioral Health, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, to develop reforms under the Medicaid 1915(i) and 1915(k) State Plan Options. The Department of Health and Social Services and its partners are designing and implementing reform measures to ensure that Alaskans with significant disabilities, including behavioral health disorders, have access to home and community based services and supports to prevent institutionalization.
Under Section 1915(i) of the Social Security Act, states can make home and community based services and supports available to people who do not meet the level of impairment that would require institutional care but who do need services and supports to remain independent. This will help people with significant functional impairments due to behavioral health disorders, brain injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, etc. to receive services before they become so disabled they require institutional care.
More information is available below. If you have questions about how Alaskans with chronic substance use disorders could benefit from these reforms, call the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at 907-465-8920.
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