This is another webinar in the series of the webinars on the impact of Affordable Care Act on funding VR services. Robert "Bobby" Silverstein will be presenting results from his latest paper. This webinar will illustrate the policy actions that can be taken by VR agencies, as the Affordable Care Act will allow many states to minimize their VR agency's expenditures for insurance services and increase the number of clients they were otherwise able to serve.
- Presenters:Robert 'Bobby' SilversteinDate/Time [EST]:05/14/2013 - 2:00pmDescription
- Presenters:Hugh Bradshaw, John Halliday, and Susan FoleyDate/Time [EST]:04/10/2013 - 12:00pmDescription
Informational Session on the VR-RRTC on Demand-Side Strategies Study and Learning Collaborative
The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) and the Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) are pleased to have hosted a webinar, which provided information about Vermont’s Progressive Employment (PE) Model and discussed the opportunity for state VR agencies to engage in a research project aimed at replicating the model using a learning collaborative approach.
- Presenters:Robert 'Bobby' SilversteinDate/Time [EST]:01/08/2013 - 3:00pmDescription
This webinar hosted by Robert 'Bobby' Silverstein and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR RRTC) complements Bobby's timely new paper Funding Health-Related VR Services: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Use of Private Insurance and Medicaid to Pay for Health Related Services. The webinar discusses findings on the potential impact of the ACA on the payment for certain health-related VR services, including physical and mental restoration services, assistive technology devices and services, and personal assistance services.
- Presenters:Karen Fraser and Betsy HopkinsDate/Time [EST]:02/29/2012 - 1:00pmDescription
This webinar is the second in a series looking at promising practices in prioritizing and delivering of services to individuals with the most significant disabilities (MSD). Presenters will highlight results from case studies identifying strategies that VR agencies have used to manage outreach, service access, and case flow to ensure that individuals with MSD are served on a priority basis. Strategies include tools to manage priority categories, fiscal and human resources, performance, waitlists, and stakeholder communication. The goal of this webinar is to describe strategies the Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) implemented in 2009 to eliminate the waitlist that had been in place since 2001. This practice represents a successful effort of moving out of Order of Selection (OOS) policy while still maintaining a focus on serving customers with the most significant disabilities.
- Presenters:Susan Foley, Bob Burns, and John HallidayDate/Time [EST]:11/16/2011 - 2:00pmDescription
The Research and Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) on VR Program Management released a request for participation in a research project in late November 2011 for a 12-month learning collaborative laboratory. This webinar served as an information session for those interested in learning more.
- Presenters:Susan Foley, PhD, Allison Fleming, MS,CRC, John Halliday, MEd, and Bob Burns, MADate/Time [EST]:11/09/2011 - 3:00pmDescription
This webinar is the first in a series looking at promising practices in prioritizing and delivering of services to individuals with Most Significant Disabilities (MSD). Presenters will discuss results from case studies identifying strategies that VR agencies have used to manage outreach, service access, and case flow to ensure that individuals with MSD are served on a priority basis. Strategies include tools to manage priority categories, fiscal and human resources, performance, waitlists, and stakeholder communication. The goal of this webinar is to provide VR agencies examples of strategies utilized by their fellow VR state agencies under Order of Selection to help them improve employment services and outcomes for individuals with MSD. Presenters will also address the impact on direct service delivery and case management.
- Presenters:John Connelly and John HallidayDate/Time [EST]:03/31/2011 - 3:00pmDescription
The third webinar in the VR fiscal series reviews the critical policy and practices issues to be considered in the development of third party funding and other options, such as interagency transfer, for meeting the match requirements for the Title I VR federal funds. There was review of the federal regulations and guidance including the issues raised during third party match in recent RSA monitoring.
This initial webinar concerning alternate match sources sets the groundwork for following webinars on this topic that will include interactive discussions with states that have utilized third party and other options.
- Presenters:Heike Boeltzig, Martha Klemm, Allison Fleming, and Susan FoleyDate/Time [EST]:11/03/2010 - 2:00pmDescription
Researchers present and discuss the findings of a systematic review of empirical research on the public VR system spanning 1970 to 2008. The review aimed to characterize the public VR program in terms of its programmatic and systematic features, the types of customers served, and the kinds of outcomes achieved as resported in research studies. More broadly, the review aimed to describe the existing VR research base, including gaps in research, and to make recommendations for future research investment. Researchers conducted an extensive literature search and then narrowed the sample to 550 studies that met the review criteria. A structured coding tool was used for data analysis and quality assessment. In addition to the findings, presenters discuss study implications as well as methodological challenges and how these were addressed.
- Presenters:John HallidayDate/Time [EST]:09/09/2010 - 2:00pmDescription
The TACE I and the VR-RRTC at ICI / UMass Boston presented on Vocational Rehabilitation financial strategies for achieving match funding and managing the financial options available to VR. Presenters discuss developing strategies for managing funds and maximizing the flexibility of VR funds.
- Presenters:John Connelly and John HallidayDate/Time [EST]:08/19/2010 - 1:00pmDescription
The TACE I and the VR-RRTC at ICI / UMass Boston presented on Vocational Rehabilitation financial strategies for achieving match funding and managing the financial options available to VR. Discussed strategies and approaches to getting match funding to maximize states federal allotment. The focus was on the development and implementation of a strategy to achieve full state match through the budget process.