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The Disability Service System is in Crisis! 

Legislative Update

The Louisiana House of Representatives approved the Senate version of HB 1 (the state budget).  The budget restored funding cuts to Louisiana Department of Health and includes a 24% cut to all state departments.

The Governor vetoed HB1and is calling for a Special Session to raise $650 million in revenues needed to maintain what he describes as a standstill budget.

The Special Session will begin Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. and go no later than June 4.

The Community Provider Association (CPA) will continue to fight for $40 million to be included in the state budget so rates can be restored and rebased.  

For years disability services providers have been paid rates for services they provide that do not cover actual costs.  Rates need to be restored and rebased so disability service providers are not forced to go out of business. 


Contact Your Legislators!

Click here to find your legislators

Click on the links below to view CPA 2018 Legislative Documents 

(refer to the documents below for talking points)

OUR ASK-2018 CPA Legislative Flyer

CPA Rally Letter 

2018 Louisiana Legislative Session

Flyer for legislators

Post card for legislators


Disability News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)  issued to states and stakeholders guidance regarding new requirements for electronic visit verification (ECVV).  CMS issued two documents: FAQs for the general public and an informational bulletin to the states.

H.R> 5658 The Workplace and Flexibility for Individuals with Disability Act was recently introduced to the United States Legislature.  The bill would modify the definition of competitive integrated employment and provide increased employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.



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Community Provider Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 82972, Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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