DSS: Latest News

Latest News
Friday, September 23, 2016
Declaratory Ruling by Departments of Social Services and Revenue Services Regarding Hospital User Fee
  In response to a request for a ‘declaratory ruling’ by the Connecticut Hospital Association and certain member hospitals regarding the State of Connecticut’s hospital user fee, Commissioners Roderick L. Bremby and Kevin B. Sullivan of the Department of Social Services and Revenue Services, respectively, have issued the above-linked ruling Sept. 22, 2016, which finds that the measure was legally and properly implemented after enactment by the General Assembly in 2011.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Medicaid Access Monitoring Review Plan
  Federal access regulations require DSS to prepare an access monitoring review plan (“access plan”), which must analyze how Medicaid members have access to medically necessary covered services, including analysis of data sources, methodologies, baselines, assumptions, trends, factors, and thresholds. States must also consider information about access from providers, members, and other stakeholders.

Thursday, September 08, 2016
State Launches CaringCareers.org, Awareness Campaign to Help Expand Workforce of In-Home Caregivers
  Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced the launch of a special website, www.CaringCareers.org, and multi-media public awareness campaign to help Connecticut attract more people to the growing field of in-home caregiving. Highlighting the theme, ‘In-Home is In Demand,’ the website and campaign will promote opportunities in a job market that’s expanding rapidly as older adults and people with disabilities enjoy more options to live independently.

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Notice of Intent to Review the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver
  In accordance with the provisions of section 17b-8 of the Connecticut General Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS) intends to renew the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver. The current waiver expires on December 31, 2016. There are no changes to eligibility, services or rates. The only changes to this waiver pertain to routine operational issues.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Updated Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation Setting Requirements
  The Department of Social Services invites public comment on its updated statewide transition plan. Please follow the above link for documents providing an overview, with point of contact for comment provision; and the updated plan.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Connecticut Plans for the federal Social Services, Community Services and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grants for Fiscal Year 2017
  Public hearings on all block grant allocation plans is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 2016 beginning at 10:00am, Room 2C, Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT.

Friday, August 05, 2016
DSS Stamford Office Re-Opening Monday
  The Department of Social Services is re-opening its Stamford field office at 1642 Bedford Avenue on Monday, August 8, after extensive repairs and remediation of major water damage that closed the office for the past four months.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Protective Services for the Elderly -- Special Information for Mandated Reporters
  Certain professionals in Connecticut are required by state statute to be trained on and to report suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment of persons aged 60 and older. To support this critical service, the Department of Social Services is offering online training on how to recognize and report elder maltreatment. Please follow the above link to access the informative and self-paced training.


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