NM Family Living Providers Newsletter
by Fritzi Hardy

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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DD Waiver – how to find draft chapters

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here is where to  find the proposed chapters of the next waivers Regulations/Standards.

Looking at the budget one, it is interesting what the assumptions are for the different ‘levels’ which I think are left over from the SIS.  I wonder when those will go away?  Also, look at the cost of Supported Living vs Family Living. We are certainly a cheaper service, and I think a better form of care, if it is possible to do.

Later this year the website actnewmexico.com will be going away with all content going over to a new website that DOH is putting together for all of its divisions.  If you are paranoid, you might want to download anything that you think might get lost in the move.


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Assoc. of Dev Dis Comm Prov <addcp@msn.com>

Good morning,

I have been trolling the ACT NM website looking for the draft chapters to be released.  Gayla Delgado assured me that they were there this morning but when I still could not find, she the link below this email.

You will need to scroll down the page to find the draft chapters to be discussed at next week’s meeting.

Please share far and wide.

Thank you,

Richard Weigle
4600A Montgomery NE, Suite 205
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505.917.3714 (cell)

—– Original Message —–

From: Delgado, Gayla, DOH
Hi Rick,
Try this link. http://actnewmexico.org/ddw-renewal.html  I see it is all there. 

Gayla Delgado
Assistant DD Waiver Program Manager
Community Programs Bureau,
Developmental Disabilities Supports Division
810 San Mateo Road, Suite 106
P O Box 26110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
ph: (505) 476-8915
fax:(505) 476-8894
Accredited since 2015

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

ALERT: Senate about to pass bad health care bill!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is FYI.  Please pass it on to anyone…….family members, colleagues, clients, patients…….with an interest in what is happening to the people we serve with disabilities.  Thanks.

From: Ellen Pinnes <epinnes@aol.com>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: ALERT: Senate about to pass bad health care bill!

This message is from Ellen Pinnes for The Disability Coalition. (more…)

Test for email posting

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Mi Via – Waiver Change form.pdf

Ballooning for All Balloon Rally

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 (more…)

DDSD Newsletter – March 2017

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From: Fritzi Hardy [mailto:fritzihardy@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 6:39 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: DDSD Newsletter – March 2017

FYI. Fritzi

DDSD Newsletter March 2017.pdf

Fwd: DDW Service Standards Feedback Forums

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

DDSD is rewriting the standards to go into the new waiver.  Remember, the waiver has to be renewed every 3 to 5 years, with extensions if necessary, and everything gets tweeked each time this is done, both to fix problems, and to make CMS happier with it.

These meetings (7/19, 8/16, and 9/20) are to go over various chapters with people who are most interested in that area.  The flyer tells what areas are to be covered each day.  All meetings will be a Metro, corner of San Mateo and Central.  Parking can be horrid, so if you want to go, get there early to get a space and a seat. (more…)

ACQ Wait List Meeting

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi folks,

Bad timing for me, but hopefully some of you can attend, or tell someone who is dealing with being on the waiting list can go.


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Baker, Kathy, DOH <Kathy.Baker@state.nm.us>
Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:12 AM
Subject: FW: ACQ Wait List Meeting

Good Morning, All –

Please see email below –



From: DeCamp, Cassandra, DOH
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:58 AM
Subject: ACQ Wait List Meeting

Hi all,

Good morning! The Wait List Subcommittee meeting was rescheduled for Friday, 6/30/2017, from 2:00p to 4:00p. We had to cancel the previously scheduled meeting due to an unforeseen situation with our building. The meeting will be held in the 11th floor conference room. The address is:

5301 Central Ave NE

Suite 1100

Albuquerque, NM 87108

See you there-



Cassandra DeCamp
Central Registry Unit Manager
Intake & Eligibility Bureau
5301 Central Ave NE, Suite 1100
Albuquerque, NM 87108
ph:(505) 841-5530
fax:(505) 222-6690

Medicaid renewal problems

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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

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.

Sub-care providers – how to find

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.