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Lawmakers to discuss services for adults with disabilities

November 10, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A special legislative commission is meeting to make sure adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are receiving appropriate services in Rhode Island.

The meeting is Tuesday at the state house.

The commission is evaluating the impact of “Project Sustainability,” the reimbursement and payment system for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who use Medicaid. It was enacted in the fiscal 2012 state budget to try to ensure the state pays for services predictably, efficiently and transparently.

Democratic Sen. Louis DiPalma, commission chairman, says they want to make sure people are receiving services at the right time, in the right setting.

The commission is also evaluating whether direct care workers and providers are being compensated appropriately and receiving the proper support.

It’s preparing a report for the state Senate.

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