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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Learn About ABLE Programs


The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program allows individuals who are disabled before age twenty-six to set money aside in an account to pay for disability-related expenses. Earnings on an ABLE account would not be taxed, and account funds would generally not be considered for the supplemental security...

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Meet Suchita Basnet


Suchita Basnet is a Support Broker for Consumer Direct District of Columbia. She will be offering Services My Way participants assistance with navigating the program, paperwork, budget planning and provide ongoing support. Suchita is a Gerontologist, receiving her Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Gerontology in August 2015....

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Use Your Power!

2016 Election

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has developed a voter information campaign called Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! (REV UP). REV UP offers a host of resources on the 2016 election, registering to vote, ways to drive civic engagement, and a compilation of state-specific resources and events. Please...

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Join Our Peer Network

Get Involved| People

Consumer Direct is looking for new members to join the Peer Network. Here is what we do: Discuss in-home care issues Assist new participants coming on to services Stay educated on topics affecting people with disabilities Advocate for change The Peer Network is open to Consumer Direct participants and...

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Updates on Fraud and Abuse Reporting From the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF)

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The Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) has made two updates to their website to facilitate fraud and abuse reporting. On the DHCF home page, click on the Report Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Feature Services link: http://dhcf.dc.gov/service/reporting-medicaid-fraud-and-abuse The DHCF Medicaid Program Integrity page http://dhcf.dc.gov/page/medicaid-program-integrity has also been updated to allow direct access...