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Outreach to inform about PA’s Community HealthChoices leads to anxiety and confusion

It’s difficult for a vulnerable constituency of sometimes-limited mental abilities to easily grasp its bureaucratic terms, new conditions and sweeping concepts.

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UCP of South Central PA Rebrands as PennCares

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Hanover, PA, October 17, 2017) PennCares, formerly known as UCP South Central, introduced the organization’s new brand, name and logo at a ceremony Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at its offices in Hanover, PA. State and local officials as well as staff and families […]

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XtraGlobex’s Abby Yingling in the Spotlight on WPHL-TV

For XtraGlobex, Vocational Advocacy Coordinator Abby Yingling focuses on engagement, legislation and public policy issues relating to employment opportunities, but devotes much of her free time raising funds and awareness about Friedreich’s Ataxia. This neuromuscular disorder affects one in 50,000 Americans. Abby discussed its impact on her […]

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Fady Sahhar of XtraGlobex to Present at the 2017 RCPA Conference

(Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 2017) XtraGlobex, Inc. President and Founder Fady Sahhar will present an informational session titled “Demystifying Value-Based Payments for LTSS: You Can Be Ready!” at the 2017 Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association Conference October 10-13, 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “Value-based payments are already driving […]

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CMS Clarifies How ABLE Accounts Impact Medicaid Eligibility

While it’s generally understood that assets in ABLE accounts don’t count against eligibility for federal means-tested programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this month laid out in clearer terms how the tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities should be calculated when determining Medicaid […]

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Abby Yingling Joins XtraGlobex in New Role

Yingling’s duties will include monitoring federal and state legislative and regulatory activities around Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS), and identifying emerging vocational development in public policy issues relating to people with disabilities.

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CMS gives HHAs more breathing room to implement new home health care CoPs

Updated after nearly three decades in a final rule issued in early January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week decided to give home health agencies (HHAs) more time to prepare for the changes. CMS has finalized the effective date for HHAs to comply […]

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For AT&T, disability hiring is about ‘putting the right person in the right job’

Large corporations sometimes miss or dismiss the potential offered by people with disabilities. Not so at AT&T, as outlined in the Dallas Business Journal. The telecommunications giant’s 5-year-old effort to employ disabled workers has not only brought an often-disregarded population into competitive employment, but has benefited the […]

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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom New Partner in Jobs Program for Youth With Disabilities

Real World Lehigh Valley, a 6-week summer program run by the Center for Independent Living’s School-2-Life group, aims to help families discover that the transition from school and adulthood for those with disabilities doesn’t need to be so intimidating.

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Fady Sahhar is one of the industry thought leaders to present at the 2017 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute

At the 2017 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute, attendees will learn how to develop innovative collaborations and productive partnerships with the payers, health systems, and care management organizations that are driving the value-based care market

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