Part-time receptionist/clerical position opening in Milwaukee office. For a detailed position description and instructions to apply, click here. Fluency in Spanish and English required. Deadline to apply: Friday, 12/20/13, by 5:00 PM. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA Employer.
Disability Rights Wisconsin supported the state’s largest self-advocate organization – People First Wisconsin – to publish a guest editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in support of an important disability treaty. Read the editorial here: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/sen-ron-johnson-should-support-disabilities-treaty-b99150099z1-233386871.html.
Learn more about the treaty here: http://www.disabilitytreaty.org/.
At the urging of Disability Rights Wisconsin, the Department of Health Services has issued a letter clarifying that providers cannot collect insurance copays from the families of Medicaid eligible children for services that are covered by both Medicaid and the family’s insurance. The issue arises most often for families who have private health insurance which covers autism services and whose child is also enrolled in the Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS) Medicaid Waiver program. Many insurance policies have hefty copays for intensive in-home services. These services are also covered by the CLTS Waiver. Insurance is the primary payer for these services. Typically the actual insurance payment (without the copay) exceeds the Medicaid reimbursement rate for the same services. Medicaid may sometimes make an additional payment for the service provided, if the amount private insurance pays is less than the Medicaid payment rate, but under no circumstances can the provider collect the copay from the family. Federal and state law prohibit providers from charging a Medicaid recipient under age 18 any copay. Click here to read the rest of DHS Confirms Providers Cannot Collect Insurance Copays From Children Eligible for Medicaid »
DRW’s Milwaukee office is seeking a Part-Time (15-18 hours/week) Volunteer Coordinator Project Assistant to develop and implement a volunteer recruitment, training, and retention program for the Medicare Part D Drug Helpline. The position is supervised by the Medicare Part D Project Coordinator. Click the following link for details: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Volunteer Coordinator.
The DRW Board of Directors is holding a Listening Session in Wisconsin Rapids on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Hotel Mead. Come and share your ideas about the issues you would like to see DRW address. Click the following links for more information:
DRW WI Rapids Listening Session 12 2013
Listening Session Dec 6 Spanish
DRW wi rapids listening session 2013 hmong
This week, the Wisconsin Assembly took bold steps to improve Wisconsin’s mental health system to support a better quality of life for people living with mental illness. The Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health took a lead role in developing and advancing proposals which will expand community based mental health services. Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) thanks Speaker Robin Vos, Task Force Chair Erik Severson, and Vice Chair Sandy Pasch for their leadership and dedication to increasing access to recovery based community services.
Click here to read the rest of Disability Rights Wisconsin Applauds the Assembly’s Investment in Community Mental Health Supports »
Disability Rights Wisconsin is holding a FREE training seminar on How to Work with the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and Family Care/IRIS to Obtain Employment Services for youth 14-21.
For more information and online registration, click here.
Congratulations to DRW Managing Attorney Kit Kerschensteiner who received the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award last Saturday at their award dinner in Milwaukee. The award honors an individual who is a zealous advocate for the civil and human rights of low income Wisconsin citizens and who demonstrates exemplary commitment to serving these individuals.