Important Survey--Habilitative Services
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Dear MAAPC Members and Followers: During the 2012 Legislative Session, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 744/ House Bill 1055 (Chapters 293/294), which require, among other things, that the Maryland Insurance Commissioner establish a Workgroup on Access to Habilitative Services Benefits (Workgroup) and report to the Senate Finance Committee and House Health and Government Operations Committee on its findings and recommendations. Chapters 293/294 require the Workgroup to determine: (1) whether children who are entitled to and would benefit from habilitative services under health insurance policies or contracts or health maintenance organization (HMO) contracts are actually receiving them; (2) if the children are not receiving the habilitative services, the reasons why; (3) any actions needed to promote optimum use of the habilitative services to maximize outcomes for children and reduce long-term costs to the education and health care systems; and (4) the costs and benefits associated with expanding habilitative services coverage to individuals under the age of 26 years. In order to assist the Workgroup in determining whether children who are entitled to and would benefit from habilitative services under health insurance policies or contracts or HMO contracts are receiving them and if not, the reasons why, two surveys have been developed for health care providers - one survey directed to primary care practitioners and one directed to allied health professionals. The survey for primary care practitioners is being tabulated by Survey Monkey.
Please submit your responses by August 19, 2013
The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SF7Q6SP
Thank you for your assistance in completion of this survey.