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iBudget Implementation Continues as the Agency for Persons with Disabilities Responds to Legal Challenges, Report No. 14-09, March 2014
 
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  • The Agency for Persons with Disabilities reports that all current clients were transitioned to the iBudget program as of July 1, 2013. iBudget implementation continues as new clients are being added from APD’s wait list. APD reported that for Fiscal Year 2012-13, there was no HCBS Medicaid waiver program deficit; instead, the agency reported that as a result of cost containment efforts, it would revert $16.6 million in unspent general revenue funds to the state treasury
  • Most clients saw no decrease in their service plan allocations. However, 18% received a reduction of greater than 10%. The largest group of iBudget clients received three services; the most commonly provided services were Waiver Support Coordination, Life Skills Development Level 3 (Adult Day Training), and Personal Supports. After iBudget implementation, the percentage of clients receiving certain services decreased somewhat along with average quarterly service expenditures.
  • The agency is responding to legal challenges, including administrative hearing requests, a federal class action lawsuit regarding iBudget notices, and an administrative rule challenge to the APD’s implementation of the iBudget statute. The agency reached a settlement agreement on the federal lawsuit in October 2013.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-45 APD Waiting List Process Now More Useful for Planning and Budgeting; Multi-year Plan Still Needed,published in June 2010.
  • 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. 06-54 APD Waiting List Should Be Improved for Agency’s Planning and Budgeting Purposes,published in July 2006.
  • Report No. 06-33 Several Factors Likely Contributed to APD Funding Surplus in Fiscal Year 2004-05,published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 06-17 MAXIMUS’s Prior Service Authorization Process Meets Contract Requirements, But Improvements Are Needed,published in February 2006.

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