ON the Ballot 2018 Important Questions

The future of Energy is important to Nevada and People who have disabilities. So its important to understand Question 3. 

Question 3

The groups supporting Question 3

Nevada Legislature to Minimize Regulations on the Energy Market on  Question 3

Election date
November 8, 2016

Constitutional amendment Origin
2016 measures

The Nevada Legislature to Minimize Regulations on the Energy Market and Eliminate Legal Energy Monopolies Amendment, also known as Question 3, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Nevada as an initiated constitutional amendment. It was approved.

A “yes” vote supported this constitutional amendment to require the Nevada Legislature to establish “an open, competitive retail electric energy market,” reduce energy market regulations, and prohibit energy monopolies.

A “no” vote opposed this constitutional amendment to require the legislature to establish an “open and competitive” retail energy market.

In Nevada, initiated constitutional amendments need to be approved in two even-numbered election years, meaning that Question 3 is needed to be approved in 2016 and again in 2018 to amend the Nevada Constitution.

Many people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans in Nevada are living on fixed incomes and rely on low energy costs. Many Nevadans in this population often utilize the programs that help keep their energy costs down.

 

Find out more information on these important Energy Questions

YES on 3

No on 3

 

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RevUp Nevada Issues

1) Working to educate state policymakers
2) Educating people with disabilities, family members, advocates and the general public on issues affecting people with disabilities

3) Health Care
a) Access to appropriate medical services in a managed care environment
b) Physical accessibility to medical services
c) Access to specialists to meet specific needs of people with disabilities
d) Addressing discrimination to services because of a preexisting medical condition
e) Medicaid Expansion

4) Long Term Services and Supports
a) Getting and keeping folks out of nursing facilities and other institutions
b) Making managed care work for people with disabilities
c) Elimination of all waiting lists for people with disabilities and older Texans
d) Increasing the number of community attendants and to assure they get paid an
adequate wage and benefits

5) Rights
a) Educate people with disabilities of all ages on their rights under disability rights laws like
ADA, Fair Housing Act, IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
b) Conduct trainings on strategies to implement disability rights laws

6) Employment
a) Identify strategies to decrease high unemployment rate of people with disabilities
b) Educate consumers on Work Incentives/Disincentives

7) Housing – Accessible, Affordable, Integrated
a) Educate consumers on their rights under housing rights laws
b) Identify accessible, affordable integrated housing options
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c) Work with Relocation Specialists to identify housing options for people coming out of nursing facilities and other institutions

8) Transportation – Accessible, Integrated
a) Mainline Ridership Incentives and Training
b) Paratransit – What Is Its Role?
c) Accessible Taxicabs & Ridesharing
d) Air Travel

9) Education
a) Training on IDEA – Implementation/Enforcement
b) Assure students with disabilities get an adequate Transition Plan before they leave high
schools

10) Leadership Development
a) Training on development of new leaders
b) Training on use of Social Media
c) Development of Grassroots Organizations

Nevada Medicaid Issues

We are working on stories from Service Providers and Patients who are having problems with Nevada Medicaid on these topics.

 

  1. Children with Special Needs in Rural Areas with Medicaid
    1. No medical physicians to take Pediatrics kids with disabilities in Northern Nevada due to Medicaid Coverage.
  2. Obtaining CRT or DME (Wheelchairs or power wheelchairs)
    1. Denials
    2. Documentation

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What is Complex Rehab Technology

What is Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)?

CRT is any-part of the wheelchair that was made to fit the person’s unique needs from the base of the wheelchair up or frame.

Complex Rehab Technology Defined

 The Products

Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and associated services include medically necessary, individually configured devices that require evaluation, configuration, fitting, adjustment or programming. These products and services are designed to meet the specific and unique medical,

physical, and functional needs of an individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma. For purposes of this document, CRT refers to individually configured manual wheelchair systems, power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems and other mobility devices.

The Person

These products and services are designed to meet the specific and unique medical and functional needs of an individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma. The primary diagnoses that can require CRT include:

  • Spinal Cord Injury; or
  • Anterior horn cell diseases; or
  • Traumatic Brain Injury; or
  • Post‐Polio Syndrome; or
  • Cerebral Palsy; or
  • Cerebellar degeneration; or
  • Muscular Dystrophy; or
  • Dystonia; or
  • Spina Bifida; or
  • Huntington’s disease; or
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta; or
  • Spinocerebellar disease; or
  • Arthrogryposis; or
  • Certain types of amputation; or
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; or
  • Paralysis or paresis; or
  • Multiple Sclerosis; or
  • Demyelinating diseases; or
  • Myelopathy; or
  • Myopathy; or
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy; or
  • Other disability or disease that is determined through individual consideration to require the use of such individually configured products and services

The Process

In establishing a person’s need for CRT products and services, consideration is always given to the person’s immediate and anticipated medical and functional needs. These needs include, but are not limited to, activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), functional mobility, positioning, pressure redistribution, and communication. CRT is used to address these needs and enable the individual to accomplish these tasks safely, timely, and as independently as possible in all environments the individual is expected to encounter.

The provision of CRT consists of two interrelated components:

  • The clinical component of providing CRT includes the physical and functional evaluation, treatment plan, goal setting, preliminary device feature determination, trials/simulations, fittings, function related training, determination of outcomes and related follow‐up. The clinical team is responsible for the prescription and supporting medical documentation.
  • The technology‐related component of providing CRT includes, as appropriate: accessibility survey of the home environment; transportation assessment; technology assessment; equipment demonstration/trial/simulation; product feature matching to identified medical, physical, and functional needs; system configuration; fitting; adjustments; programming; and product related training and follow‐up.

 The Professionals

The provision of CRT is done through an interdisciplinary team consisting of, at a minimum, a Physician, a Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist, and a Rehab Technology Professional (referred to as the CRT Team). The team collectively provides clinical services and technology related services. An individual’s medical and functional needs are identified by the clinical team. These needs are then matched to products and configured into custom designed systems by the

Rehab Technology Professional with input from the clinical team.

  • The clinical CRT services are provided by a licensed/certified Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist.
  • The technology‐related CRT services are provided by a certified, registered or otherwise credentialed Rehab Technology Professional.

 The Credentials

CRT products must be provided by individuals who are certified, registered or otherwise credentialed by recognized organizations in the field of CRT and who are employed by a business specifically accredited by a CMS deemed accreditation organization to provide CRT.

Source NARTS 2016