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IDD Update
February 4, 2015

ODP Update
The Office of Developmental Programs has released the following information:

  • Announcement #013-15: Mileage Rate Change Effective January 1, 2015; transportation mile reimbursement rate, Code W7271 has been changed to $0.575 per mile.

Obama’s Budget for Disabilities
President Obama’s 2016 fiscal year proposed budget, released to Congress on February 2, requests increased funding for special education and programs for individuals with disabilities. This includes:

  • Additional $35 million for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide funding to assist 700 new housing options for persons with disabilities;
  • Due to the federal Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act of 2014, the budget includes $56.7 million additional for vocational rehabilitation programs; and
  • Proposed pilot program for five states to increase long-term care services.

RCPA Waiver Rule Comments
The Department of Human Services requested stakeholder comments related to their transition plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Rule changes to be implemented by March of 2019. RCPA, with member input, submitted written comments on February 2.

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