The Human Service Conference Committee began meeting last week with the first hearing on Tuesday featuring a walk through of the House, Senate and Governor’s proposals and public testimony taken during the Wednesday hearing. Along with ARRM’s letter submitted to conferees last week, I also provided public testimony and spoke to the need to raise reimbursement rates for waiver and ICF/DD services.
The committee is waiting on updated numbers from the Department of Human Services to some of the proposals in their bill and is not planning to meet again until those numbers are provided.
As a reminder, the last day of session is just two weeks away, on Monday, May 22nd.
ARRM will keep members updated as conference committee continues to move forward, please continue to watch your emails for any immediate action alerts needed and reach out with any questions.
--Sara Grafstrom, Director of State and Federal Policy