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Progress Report: Developmental Disabilities Program Taken Action on Some Recommendations; Still Needs to Address Service Issues to Better Meet Its Client Needs, Report No. 03-48, September 2003
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  • Since our prior reports, the program has taken actions to address our recommendations, including simplifying the application process to recruit more providers, contracting with a private firm to monitor provider performance, and developing new client needs assessment, prior authorization reviews, and provider rate setting processes.
  • However, the program has made limited progress in providing more cost-effective services that better meet client needs.  The program has made little progress in moving clients to community employment and less restrictive settings.  In addition, there are continuing problems in community service planning and accountability systems that need to be addressed.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 00-17 Justification Review: Developmental Disabilities Program Florida Department of Children and Families, published in November 2000.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Developmental Disabilities

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-39 OPPAGA Report: Disabilities Groups Should Improve Coordination, But Duplication of Activities Appears to Be Low, published in July 2005.
  • Report No. 02-18 Progress Report: Developmental Disabilities Program Takes Steps to Improve Medicaid Waiver Systems and Controls, published in March 2002.
  • Report No. 02-09 Program Review: Legislative Options to Control Rising Developmental Disabilities Costs, published in February 2002.
  • Report No. 99-31 Performance Review: The Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver Systems, Controls Should Be Improved, published in February 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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