BIANYS Applauds Delay of Medicaid Waiver Transition to Managed Care

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS DECISION TO
PRESERVE EFFECTIVE PROGRAM AND COORDINATED SERVICES,
DELAY TRANSITION TO MANAGED CARE FOR NEW YORKERS WITH BRAIN INJURY

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) today applauded a decision by the State Department of Health (DOH) to delay for one year a plan to move New Yorkers with traumatic brain injury (TBI) into Medicaid managed care programs.
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BIANYS Fights Proposed Cuts with Services, Support & Successful Outcomes Campaign

For immediate release
Contact: Dan Weiller (518)369-5550
Downloadable press release available here.

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE FIGHTS PROPOSED STATE BUDGET CUTS WITH SERVICES, SUPPORT & SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES CAMPAIGN

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) today announced the Services, Support & Successful Outcomes campaign to help New Yorkers understand how changes proposed by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in the 2016-2017 State Budget could lead to harmful service cuts for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read more

Take Action – Waiver Transition Plan Response Needed

On January 27, following months of workgroup meetings and discussion of this process, the Department of Health issued a draft transition plan for Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waivers to go into the Managed Care. Download transition plan here. This transition plan is woefully inappropriate and does not reflect the many issues discussed throughout this process. Now is the time to speak out about the need to protect these programs.
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Become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist This June

Sign up for the June 7 CBIS Course in Saratoga Springs, NY!

BIANYS is offering a CBIS training course, including a 6-week email study course, culminating in a review class and exam on June 7 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The CBIS class is held the week of the BIANYS Professional Symposium and Annual Conference, providing the opportunity to receive continuing education programs following certification.

BIANYS provides the CBIS manual and a 6-week email study course. On June 7, CBIS Trainers Victoria Clingan and Karen Thomas will provide a review class (including lunch), followed by the CBIS exam.

CBIS participants also receive a subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Registration is $500 and application and payment must be received by April 1, 2016. Download the CBIS flyer for details and download the CBIS Class Application to register.

Community Supports BIANYS Rose Day Event

BIANYS extends a thank you to all of the Capital District organizations who participated in this year’s Rose Day event. Rose Day is a great way to show your support for the work of BIANYS and to celebrate the season with beautiful flowers. Organizations sold bouquets of flowers over the past month, and today, BIANYS representatives delivered gorgeous bouquets of flowers to participants.
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