- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state House committee has endorsed a bill that would allocate $2.5 million to help developmental disability service providers meet new federal standards.

The House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee gave its approval to House Bill 58 on Wednesday.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the proposal seeks to address changes in federal Medicaid standards that require providers to switch from an “institution-based” model of care to an “individual-based” model.

It seeks to give more freedom of choice to clients and seeks to move away from group home models with set schedules in favor of programs that help the developmentally disabled find work or go on individual outings.

The bill goes next to the House Appropriations Committee for further consideration.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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