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Human Services Committee to Hold Meeting on Payment Procedures for Intellectual Disability Services
12/12/2011
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold an informational meeting on the funding and payment policies of the Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Developmental Programs. This meeting will provide an update to the committee on the new system of billing and reimbursement that the federal government directed in 2009. Implementation of the changes has had a very serious impact on the fiscal stability of the provider agencies as well as the safety of the individuals served. Those expected to present information will include affected families as well as representatives from the following organizations: Family Links of Allegheny County; Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (PAR); Access Services; Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (PARF); Horizon House Inc.; Pennsylvania Community Providers Association (PCPA); Step by Step; Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign; The Arc of Pennsylvania; Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania; Mental Health and Mental Retardation Program Administrators Association of Pennsylvania; and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

WHO: DiGirolamo, Democrat chairman Mark Cohen (D-Philadelphia), and members of the House Human Services Committee.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 9:30-11 a.m.

WHERE: Room 60, East Wing, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The meeting will be streamed live at PAHouseGOP.com and GeneDiGirolamo.com.

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094, jkeaton@pahousegop.com
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