Now that we have successfully raised our rates, the CPA is determining our 2022 legislative priorities. If you are interested in becoming a legislative advocate click the button below.
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Changes are happening to the developmental disability service system. CPA members will have the opportunity to provide input regarding these changes and access to up-to-date information on these changes.
Securing historic investments during the 2022 Louisiana legislative session in the full complement of services for individuals with developmental and adult-onset disabilities
This made sure that the restored rates that were in effect 4/1/2019, actually went back to January 1, 2019. It also added an increase for the Community Choices and LTPCS programs.
Funds are going to be used to rebase Community Residences (ICF) and continue the rate restorations for Waiver and SC providers.
This removes the requirements of CNA's to be a Louisiana Citizen. It was passed, and signed by the governor, and will go into effect on 8-1-2019.
From here on out - every year - the LDH will report to the Legislature 45 days prior to the session what provider rates are, what they should be, and the $ required to bring them current. And, before any rates can be lowered, they must be approved by the joint budget committee.