Authors Posts by Fady Sahhar

Fady Sahhar

Fady is responsible for policy and regulatory matters related to Physical Disabilities and Aging, with primary focus on personal assistance, employment services, and service coordination. Emphasis is placed on engaging the Office of Long-Term Living and the Community HealthChoices Managed Care Organizations, coordination of care with Behavioral HealthChoices MCOs, and collaborations with other advocacy and provider associations. Fady is also the President / CEO of ProVantaCare, an RCPA-affiliated company focused on contracting with MCOs, and is the President of XtraGlobex, a consulting firm focused on Value-Based Payment contracting. He brings extensive experience in the advocacy and operations of human services providers in physical disabilities and aging, from his role at Liberty Resources, Inc., and his service with a number of nonprofit services providers. He earned an MBA in Marketing from The University of Tennessee and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Capella University.

Accenture has completed the second study of companies’ performances as they increase their hiring of people with disabilities. Their report, titled “The Disability Inclusion Imperative,” builds on the 2018 landmark report on disability inclusion at work in the United States. The 2023 update to the business case is enlightening and addresses:

  • Disability in the US workforce;
  • The business case for including persons with disabilities;
  • The cultural challenge to inclusivity;
  • The A-list framework to foster and facilitate disability inclusion; and
  • Prioritizing disability inclusion to embrace the full power of collective differences.

View the report here.

AmeriHealth Caritas/Keystone First has released a newly-approved timesheet that is to be used for exceptions when electronic visit verification (EVV) cannot be used. This new form must be used effective Friday, December 1, 2023. While the use of this timesheet meets AHC/KF expectations for payments, it does not meet the requirements of the plan’s value-based purchasing (VBP) programs. RCPA aims to meet with the health plan to address a number of questions that are being raised by providers.

If you have any questions, contact Fady Sahhar.

The goal of DRMA is to ensure access to Medicaid/CHIP assistance for survivors of major disasters and public health emergencies who have to evacuate across state lines.

Along Senator Casey (PA) Co-Sponsors in the Senate are: Blumenthal (CT), Welch (VT), Van Hollen (MD), Gillibrand (NY), Warren (MA), Brown (OH), Sanders (VT), Fetterman (PA), Schatz (HI), and Duckworth (IL).

Along Congressman Panetta (CA) and Takano (CA), Co-Sponsors in the House are: Tokuda (HI), Crockett (TX), Blunt Rochester (DE), Holmes Norton (DC), Soto (FL), and Moore (WI).

Read the one-pager on DRMA here.

You can join the hundreds of organizational and individual endorsers.

More than 90 million people nationwide benefit from Medicaid and CHIP, and they’re at risk of losing it when the next disaster strikes! Contact your representatives and ask them to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act.