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Several Factors Likely Contributed to APD Funding Surplus in Fiscal Year 2004-05, Report No. 06-33, March 2006
 
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  • The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) experienced a substantial funding surplus in both the Developmental Disabilities Home and Community-Based Services Waiver ($58.4 million) and the Family and Supported Living Waiver ($25.4 million) programs in Fiscal Year 2004-05.
  • The agency primarily attributes the surplus in the Developmental Disabilities Home and Community-Based Services Waiver to its implementation of an automated system in July 2004 that screened claims from service providers before they were processed for payment.  However, other factors, in addition to this system, likely contributed to the surplus.  Most notably, the agency received an additional $20 million in appropriations to serve 571 more individuals but it subsequently did not increase the number of waiver recipients over the prior year.  The surplus in the Family and Supported Living Waiver was due to the length of the enrollment process.  The agency expects to have a $35.3 million surplus in Fiscal Year 2005‑06.
  • The agency needs to routinely conduct additional analyses that would enable it to assess the contribution of various factors, such as the Gatekeeper system, client attrition, prior service authorization, and the length of time taken to enroll and provide services to clients, in causing waiver funding surpluses.  The Legislature should specifically require the agency to regularly report on projected funding surpluses or deficits. 

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 14-09 iBudget Implementation Continues as the Agency for Persons with Disabilities Responds to Legal Challenges,published in March 2014.
  • Report No. 08-49 Agency for Persons with Disabilities Has Made Several Changes to the Prior Service Authorization Process, published in August 2008.
  • Report No. 08-15 APD Should Take Steps to Ensure New Needs Assessment and Individual Budget Process Is Timely and Effective, published in March 2008.
  • Report No. 07-18 Progress Report: The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Has Taken Steps to Improve Performance; Employment Initiative Has Not Significantly Increased Referrals, published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 05-39 Disabilities Groups Should Improve Coordination, But Duplication of Activities Appears to Be Low, published in July 2005. 
  • Report No. 05-14 Vocational Rehabilitation Program’s Performance Has Been Mixed Since the Abolishment of Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission, published in March 2005.

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