[dbmat] Re: My answer to Heather's Question about therapies in DB-MD waiver

  • From: Heather Withrow <skyhex@xxxxxxx>
  • To: dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:21:18 -0600

Thank you so much for clarifying this for me, Steve!  The link helped. Much 
appreciated!

We have private health insurance (although it is crummy) for the basic OT/PT 
therapies but like Lauren’s mom said earlier- go for the DBMD waiver for the 
interveners.  I can’t imagine anyone NOT going for the intervener 
enlightenment!  The DBMD waiver is the first of any waiver that even contacted 
us about the opening, it’s a no-brainer.  It’s a question of which agency I 
pick to work through.  I appreciate all the other assistance we can get.  I’m 
seeing the light at last!

Many, many thanks for the input.  I’m listening. 

Heather,
Orion’s mom

On Dec 29, 2014, at 10:08 PM, Stephen Schoen <stephenschoen351@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm taking the liberty of answering Heather's question.   I'm not sure what 
> the case manager for the DB-MD provider is referring to by "recreational 
> therapy."  There is no such service for people of any age in the DB-MD 
> waiver.   The one service which adults can get and children can't in the 
> DB-MD waiver is Assisted Living.   Assisted living means living in a 
> residence other than your families (such as a small 6 or fewer bed group 
> home.)  
> 
> The DB-MD waiver does not (and never has)  provide hippo therapy, aqua 
> therapy, and music therapy for people of any age. The only Medicaid Waiver 
> which provides those services is the CLASS waiver.   Here is a link to 
> description of the DB-MD Waiver services directly from the current Texas 
> Administrative Code.  It is worth the time to read all of these services, and 
> ask questions about any which are not clear.  (Division 3 has the majority of 
> services and definitions.)
> http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=40&pt=1&ch=42&sch=F
> 
> Steve Schoen

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