Requirement for 90 days of operation expenses
I have been providing supports for an individual as a Sponsored Residential Provider now for 5 years, licensed under DBHDS. I maintain the 90 days of resources required of me, but I think the strict rules being set forth in regulations 12VAC35-105-40 can prevent start-up of new providers who are willing, and want to provide the services.
There is a great need for service providers to meet the support needs of individuals with disabilities and this would make it almost impossible to become providers. They will be denied the opportunity and could cause hardship in the future, especially not being able to count as income, payments received for residents living in the home, retirement accounts or Life Insurance Cash Value.
The re-imbursement rates paid by Medicaid already makes it difficult to be a provider and maintain qualified help much less add the extra burden of this 90 day resources.
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