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

  • From: "Melanie" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "rmkrn1@xxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21:18:06 -0600

I think it has to be a prescription from a physician, but with that said...I am 
sure a Doc would do that

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> On Dec 30, 2014, at 6:20 PM, "Davis,CC (DARS)" <CC.Davis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> I’m just wondering here, … but, … what I’m thinking is this:  Can a PT or OT 
> write a prescrip for something like aqua and hippo therapy, … and can a 
> speech path prescribe music as therapy.  Just wondering – I know the benefits 
> are there for those needs.  Steve would probably know though, … as he’s been 
> in that system in the past.  I know that the overall cost has to be 
> considered.  - CC
> From: dbmat-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dbmat-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Heather Withrow
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 11:21 PM
> To: dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [dbmat] Re: My answer to Heather's Question about therapies in DB-MD 
> waiver
> 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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