[tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if one agency should serve all disabilities...

Could we cut down on the crap. I get a lot of e-mail and don't have time for this. Quit the chatter and take action.


Robert

----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Ben Moshe" <danielbenmoshe1@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 8:38 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if one agency should serve all disabilities...


Well don't worry he will soon shame us concervitives sure as my name is
daniel.


I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant,

Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe,
B'ni Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County,
www.theblindcansee.org
Choose ye this day whom you will serve. If YHWH be Elohim, then serve him,
with all of your heart.  However, if baal be your god, then serve him.  As
for me, and my house.  We choose to serve YHWH!

The late Bishop Joe O Patterson told a story long ago, when i was a small
child.  about the show down, between Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of
baal. He shared with us how Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead,and call their god first. Because they had a much larger program.
He talked about how they had 450 participants to introduce. Elijah was so
sure of YHWH, he with confidence said, that he only had one.  Elijah also
reminded them, that they had to drag their fake god up the mountain side on
an ox cart.  Elijah also announced to the world, that his Elohim would be
there when he arrived.  He said mockingly, you go on ahead.  Heck, I will
even let you have prime time.  I'M going to take a nap, and when you guys
finish your foolishness, wake me up.  Go ahead now, take your best shot.
Bishop Joe O Patterson
A blessed memory
1963-1989
-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Joe Plummer
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 6:46 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if one
agency should serve all disabilities...

Yes, that is true. Just remember he did not win by that much. He just did
slide in the door.



sign,
Joe Plummer (JP)
joeplummer@xxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Daniel Ben Moshe
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 4:43 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if one
agency should serve all disabilities...

Charles you are dealing with someone who is from South Florida.  These
people down here don't know that Blind people can do anything no matter the
accomplishment. You guys had better get ready, because we all are about to
have a harsh dose of south Florida justice where Blind and disabled persons
are concerned. You guys up there had better wake up, because if you wont
wake up, you will be awakened  rather rudely. You see Charles, we in south
Florida already know who, and what Rick Scott is,that's why we didn't vote
for him. However there are people who don't know who voted for him, and they
are about to have a shocking experience coming soon just stay tuned.
According to us in south Florida he should be in jail, and not in the
governors mansion, what a crook.


I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant,

Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe,
B'ni Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org Choose ye
this day whom you will serve.  If YHWH be Elohim, then serve him, with all
of your heart.  However, if Baal be your god, then serve him.  As for me,
and my house.  We choose to serve YHWH!

The late Bishop Joe O Patterson told a story long ago, when I was a small
child.  about the show down, between Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of
Baal. He shared with us how Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go
on ahead, and call their god first.   Because they had a much larger
program. He talked about how they had 450 participants to introduce. Elijah was so sure of YHWH, he with confidence said, that he only had one. Elijah
also reminded them, that they had to drag their fake god up the mountain
side on an ox cart.  Elijah also announced to the world, that his Elohim
would be there when he arrived. He said mockingly, you go on ahead. Heck, I will even let you have prime time. I'M going to take a nap, and when you
guys finish your foolishness, wake me up.  Go ahead now, take your best
shot.
Bishop Joe O Patterson
A blessed memory
1963-1989
-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Charles Atkins
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 3:52 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if one
agency should serve all disabilities...

Good advice!

Let's not get alarmed!

I know for a fact though, Most people would rather be anything but blind
and, most, will tell you so!

I don't think they're saying, anything but, let's protect these poor blind
people and keep them out of harms way, and, we can certainly appreciate
their wanting to protect us, we would rather have the tools to protect
ourselves though!

We should listen to  what he has to say and I'm sure he is planning on
having us be instrumental in devising this plan!

How else could he know what our needs are?

I don't think the public of so called: normal people are oblivious to our
many accomplishments and all of the enormous obstacles andstumbleing blocks
we've danced around without their believing we, even, could!

We convinced them though!

Yes!
They can do things!

Is what they are saying of us!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Ben Moshe" <danielbenmoshe1@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:34 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if one
agency should serve all disabilities...


Remember he is from south Florida, this is how the people down here
feel about Blindness, and other disabilities. They don't know any
better, they think we are all the same. They don't see any difference
between blind, and being mentally disabled If you don't believe me,
just ask anybody who lives in south Florida now, and they will tell
you that there is no difference. That's how they can put everybody
under one umbrella, because they don't see a difference between Blind
people and other disabilities.
Get ready because he is going to introduce this south Florida mindset
into north Florida. We call it down here a  primitive, archaic, savage
mindset about blindness, and other disabilities.  This man knows
nothing about persons with disabilities.  That's the whole problem is
that he knows nothing along with the rest of south Florida, and now
they want to tell us how to manage the Blind, and Disabled
communities. North Florida this is what's coming people from south
Florida who  know nothing trying to manage a huge problem. So I would
at least start asking questions, lets not get alarmed, but lets be aware.


I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant,

Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe,
B'ni Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org
Choose ye this day whom you will serve.  If YHWH be Elohim, then serve
him, with all of your heart.  However, if Baal be your god, then serve
him.  As for me, and my house.  We choose to serve YHWH!

The late Bishop Joe O Patterson told a story long ago, when I was a
small child.  about the show down, between Elijah, and the 450 false
prophets of Baal. He shared with us how Elijah, stood, and told the
false
prophets to
go on ahead, and call their god first.   Because they had a much larger
program.  He talked about how they had 450 participants to introduce.
Elijah was so sure of YHWH, he with confidence said, that he only had one.

Elijah also reminded them, that they had to drag their fake god up the
mountain side on an ox cart.  Elijah also announced to the world, that
his Elohim would be there when he arrived.  He said mockingly, you go
on ahead.  Heck, I will even let you have prime time.  I'M going to
take a nap, and when you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up.  Go
ahead now, take your best shot.
Bishop Joe O Patterson
A blessed memory
1963-1989
-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of blindwilly
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:21 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about
if one agency should serve all disabilities...

Barbara,

What is the e-mail address where I might send a post speaking against
this proposal.  I do not want to be put in the category of people with
autism and mentally disable.  Please God, don't put me in the category
of people who can't tie there shoes.

William



----- Original Message -----
From: "Lighthouse of the Big Bend" <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 3:56 PM
Subject: [tabi] Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about if
one agency should serve all disabilities...


Consumer groups of the Blind/VI may want to get involved, as it looks
like Gov Scott's Transition Team may be thinking about whether one
agency should serve everyone with disabilities...

12-8-10
Single Department Concept
A New Service Delivery System for the 21St Century

The purpose of this proposal is to illustrate a method by which
Florida can create a single, efficient, consumer driven and community
-- based service delivery system to provide services to the over 6
million persons with disabilities in Florida. The ultimate goal is to
reduce administrative costs and increase access to services and
service dollars; create a more efficient, fraud resistant billing
system and create an economic stimulus creating new private sector
jobs.
. Combining all of the programs and services for persons With
disabilities, including the Florida Medicaid Waiver programs, under
one department`-. will enable the State to move precious resources to
actual service delivery for persons with:.disabilities and seniors
across the disability spectrum and Recycle.
. This department can have one point of entry with a standardized
application, eligibility criteria, provider qualifications, and
provider rates for all services and programs.
. Creation of new jobs in the areas of core munity - based service
delivery and fraud prevention methods. This would mean the
recruitment of new entrepreneurial minded providers into the system
statewide.
To accomplish this goal, certain units can be removed from current
departments and placed in the new departmental structure. Personnel
requirements will then be determined, based on the overall
organization. Departments effected:
. Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), the . Department of
Health (DOH), the . Department of Children and Families (DCF), the .
Department of Eider Affairs(CARES), the . Department of Education
(Vocational Rehabilitation and Division of Blind Services), and . The
Agency for"Persons with Disabilities As this new department is being
physically formed, a new philosophy will also be nurtured. A
philosophy of ingenuity, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit,
where employees are encouraged to think "outside of the box" to solve
the problems we will face in the coming years. We must encourage
unique, public - private partnerships at every level, in order to
maximize our precious resources. This includes private entity
investment into not only service provision but employment
opportunities for persons with disabilities. It is only through this
"rebirth" of the physical and philosophical can we have a department
that is truly responsive to our citizens.

In Florida, every day over 6 million persons, with identified or
self-reported disabilities study, live, play, and work. The vast
majority of persons with disabilities can secure and maintain full or
part -- time competitive employment. They exhibit more courage and
fortitude daily than some people do in a lifetime. These Floridians
do not want a hand out but a hand up, a chance to maximize their
individual independence and to be as included in their community as
they wish, This untapped resource of ready and willing potential
employees should not be ignored.

Having all disability programs and services, including Medicaid
Waivers located within one department, will:

Streamline the application, eligibility, and acceptance process for
consumers and providers.

Eliminate the "silo" effect, bringing all state organizations working
with persons with disabilities under one organizational plan and
chain of command.

Reduce redundant administrative costs to include office space and
other such equipment.

Create new private sector opportunities for persons who become
disabled as adults. Require anyone wishing to file for federal
disability programs to register with Vocational Rehabilitation. Begin
early working with the person focusing on ways to maximize his/her
abilities. in many cases, it may be possible for the person with the
disability to emerge with a better, more lucrative career.

The department will maximize existing resources, such as using the
Clearinghouse on Disability Information to:
Maintain one website for all information on disabilities.
Operate a single toll-free phone number with accessibility built into
the system. Have a dedicated information referral system that not
only serves consumers, but providers and other state agencies.

? Allow the department to standardize the processes to determine
eligibility (one assessment instrument), provider qualifications and
enrollment, service limitations, rates of pay, nursing home
transition initiatives, etc.

? Reduce or maintain turnaround time in billing to enable providers
to receive pay for services in a timely fashion, while cutting down
on potential fraud.

Through a coordinated, functional needs based system, all individuals
with disabilities will have their needs assessed and identified by a
Global Assessment with a single Case Plan.

Bryan F. Vaughan, MS Executive Director Commission on Disabilities

1217/2010 Page 2 of 4

.:. Adapt the existing iBudget algorithm across the disabilities
spectrum to ensure a consistent and efficient distribution of scarce
resources.

:. Serve consumers and providers will be served in a timelier and
more consistent manner statewide.
One standardized assessment instrument to determine risk of
institutionalization and eligibility for waiver services would ensure
services are provided to those most in need and would reduce the
number of individuals currently on wait lists for the various waivers.
Provider qualifications and rate of pay will be consistent and allow
them to serve all populations without having to apply to work with
multiple waivers and organizations. The Legislature will only need to
deal with one budget to fund all the waivers. The processes for being
placed on a wait list will be standardized throughout all the
individual waivers.
Funding for community-based, long-term care services would be more
equitable for each of the disability groups competing for limited
resources.


Note: Some agencies may be reluctant' to relinquish administration of
their waiver programs. Consumers and providers currently being served
by the various waivers may be impacted if service limitations and
rates of pay are standardized. Use of the iBudget algorithm will
ensure a person's needs are met in an effective manner. Some
individual disability groups may be concerned about any change in the
current structure which can be mitigated through an appropriate
public information program.
Evidence to Support Single Department

The states of Illinois and Vermont have already gone to the single
entity system with good results. Real Choice Systems Change Grant
Program, Third Year Report: Progress and Challenges of the FY 2002
and FY 2003 Grantees: (October 1, 2003 -- September 30, 2004) Final
Report.
Consolidation

The Governor's Commission on Disabilities, along with personnel from
the effected departments, advocates, and providers could work towards
the planning, development, and implementation of this single
department.

Planning & Timeline
Planning could begin to consolidate all programs and services,
including waivers under one department in the 2010 - 2011 fiscal
year, with implementation occurring in an on-going basis. Full
consolidation could take until the 2011 -- 2012 fiscal year.
Estimated Potential Savings
? A coordinated waiver program would require fewer administrative
staff, intake and referral staff, provider enrollment staff and
fiscal staff to moriitorexpenditures.
? There would be a reduction in allocated office space, expenses;,
and equipment allocations for personnel due to consolidation into one
agency. Multiple websites dedicated to the various waivers would be
reduced.to>one. This would also create a more user friendly,
accessible system of delivering information. **g Consolidating
multiple call-centers for consumers and providers would still allow
calls to be channeled from one line directly to the appropriate
waiver specialist.


Florida currently has a great need for more community - based service
providers. Partnerships with Colleges of Business at our State
Universities, as well as the Chamber of Commerce for Persons with
Disabilities, can promote an entrepreneurial effort to create these
small provider businesses.

To reduce fraud, a "call and verify" system can be included as part
of the billing cycle. When a provider bills the department, a random
verification system will identify a consumer to be called and asked
if helshe has received the items or services as billed. This process
will help prevent discrepancies and false claims as are potential
risks under the current system. The department can either decide to
use one or multiple verifying agencies. This can be performed by
workers from home (enabling persons with disabilities, seniors, or
others who are transportation
disadvantaged) or a central location.


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Guiding People Through Vision Loss
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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