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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Informational Bulletin The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an informational bulletin noting that states will have an additional three years (until 2022) to comply with the home and community-based settings rule. The informational bulletin notes that “…states should continue progress in assessing existing operations and identifying milestones for compliance that result in final Statewide Transition Plan approval by March 17, 2019. However, in light of the difficult and complex &hellip read more

In conjunction with National DISABILITY Pride Day, Speaking For Ourselves is proud to present A Time to Learn Our History …what was, who we are currently & who we will be in the future! at the National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 June 17, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Come see our colorful and informative History Panels about Speaking For Ourselves Hear our stories! See our short & entertaining videos! *Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Coalition Honoring &hellip read more

Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a managed care program that will better coordinate the way participants receive their physical health services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) so that Pennsylvania can serve more people in their homes and their communities. CHC will serve Medicaid participants 21 years of age or older who also receive Medicare, need LTSS in their home or community, or are in nursing facilities. Today, there are five waivers in which participants receive LTSS. In the future there will &hellip read more

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to get involved in our fight to defend health care. Your advocacy has been amazing – you’ve called your Members of Congress, attended town halls, and taken to social media to stand up for your right to access health care. Now, we’re pleased to announce the release of a few new tools to help you contact your Members of Congress by mail. Visit our new Postcard Center for templates and talking &hellip read more

Let’s Speak Up! and Let’s Get to Work! People with disabilities and allies are invited to join us for conversation and a Free meal! Let’s Talk About: Self Advocacy Self Advocates and Advocates Everyone’s Rights After We Eat, Let’s Talk About: Getting ready to work Looking for and finding a job Applying and Interviewing Support and accommodations Keeping your benefits Who can help   When we learn new things, we are powerful!   Reserve your place by June 7th! Seats &hellip read more