Medicaid renewal problems

If you are in this situation, please contact Robert directly.  He can help, and when he says he has lawyers, he means it.
Fritzi
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From: Robert Kegel <rkegel@newmexico.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 2:48 PM
Subject: Medicaid renewal

Fritzi,
I’m looking into a number of cases where DD waiver people are getting their Medicaid terminated.
If you hear of any please let me know. I have group of lawyers ready to work on the problem and they want a large group of people who have had problems.
Thanks,
Robert
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Sub-care providers – how to find

Hi folks,
I will bet that many of you opened this because you are having trouble, and your agency is not being very helpful.  Unfortunately, this is a story which has been going on for years.
I spoke with a member of the ACQ and she suggested that every time (every time) you ask for sub care from your family living agency, and they put you off, or suggest you had to find someone to do it, that you send a RORI (Request for regional intervention) to your local regional office.  This is not ‘tattleing’ to the boss, but rather saying to DDSD, “I need help please” and the agency then has to answer to DDSD.  The member said that it is in the standards and regulations that the agency has to provide sub-care, so this action will put the the agency on the spot to do something.
Good luck, and I hope this idea helps.
Unfortunately, after I wrote this, I went looking for the RORI so that I could give you the url (address) and I couldn’t find it.  After 2 calls to DDSD Metro, finally a staff member sent it to me, but said the website was down, and the url on the bottom of the form does not work.
Following up on that, I found that DOH and DDSD are reworking the website and moving everything of the actNewMexico site, which will then be abandoned.  This will hopefully happen by the end of the year.  (I wouldn’t hold my breath, and that is from working in the computer industry and watching it for decades.)
Good luck all, for all you endeavors.
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Ballooning for all Balloon Rally

Sounds like fun for those who are into such things.  Those balloons are certainly beautiful but I live on their landing path and get one dropping in on me about every two years, and they always fly over, so I don’t even have to leave home to enjoy them.

Fritzi

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From: Barth, Tammy, DOH <Tammy.Barth@state.nm.us>
Subject: Ballooning for All Balloon Rally

Good Morning All,

Please see the attached flyer regarding the upcoming Third Annual Ballooning for All Balloon Rally, coming up on Saturday, March 25th, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  Come out and join us!

Thank you,

Frank Gaona

Community Inclusion Coordinator

New Mexico Department of Health

Developmental Disabilities Supports Division

5301 Central NE Suite 1700

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone: (505) 841-5538

Fax: (505) 841-5546

Fritzi  Hardy, BS, MA, NLP

Chair of the New Mexico Association of Family Living Providers

The only association focused entirely on Family Living within the DD Waiver
553 Mission Ave., NE
Albuquerque, NM  87107-4905
ph: 505-345-1709

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Fwd: SAVE THE DATES- Kayak NM at Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Hi folks,

As usual, I can’t send the attachment but most of the information is in this email.  Please contact Loretta if you plan to come, and remember, this includes siblings and all those neat extended family who make our lives doable.

Fritzi

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From: kbl4@juno.com <kbl4@juno.com>
Date: Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: SAVE THE DATES- Kayak NM at Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Hi Fritzi,
Sure would appreciate it if you would be willing to send this out to your email group along with the flyer.

 

Thanks.

Loretta

Great news! We now have two upcoming Open Houses at Rio Rancho Aquatic Center–Sat., June 24th & Sat. July 29th from 6-8PM.

Registration will begin the 1st week of June at www.kayaknewmexico.org

We have reserved the entire facility so we have plenty of room for everyone to enjoy an evening of water play & kayaking.

Cost will be $10.00 for anyone entering the water. As always, family & friends of those with a disability are welcome!

I have attached a flyer for these 2 events. We would appreciate any help you can give us in getting the word out. We are hoping for a packed house & we need your help to do that.

See you soon!

Loretta

Kayak New Mexico

Fritzi  Hardy, BS, MA, NLP

Chair of the New Mexico Association of Family Living Providers

The only association focused entirely on Family Living within the DD Waiver
553 Mission Ave., NE
Albuquerque, NM  87107-4905
ph: 505-345-1709

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Fwd: Minutes from the Know Your Rights Celebration

As usual, if you want the attachment, just drop me a line. The Know Your Rights campaign was dealing with the Final Rule which you have heard about for the last few months. There are several key requirements that affect family living, but they are not a big deal.

Fritzi

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From: Wendy Corry
Date: Wed, May 3, 2017 at 2:24 PM
Subject: Minutes from the Know Your Rights Celebration

Thanks to all for an amazing Phase 1 of the Know Your Rights campaign. Looking forward to Phase 2 with all of you!!

Wendy Corry, MS
​Know Your Rights Steering Comm. Chair
Albuquerque, NM
ph: (505) 238-0047
wendy@corryconsulting.com

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