9:00am – 10:00am
Director of Home and Community Based Services
Manager of Federal Compliance Section
Belinda Hawks has given 30 years to working in the Michigan Behavioral Health system as a provider of services, in a community mental health organization, and the last 9 years at the state in the Bureau of Specialty Behavioral Health Services.
She will provide us with updates from MDHHS – Behavioral Health on Conflict Free Access and Planning and Implementation of the Home and Community Based Services Rule.
Lyndia Deromedi is the manager of the Federal Compliance Section in the Adult Home and Community Based Services Division and has been in this role for almost 3 years. She has been working in the Michigan behavioral health system for over 25 years.
The Federal Compliance Section oversees the Habilitation Supports Waiver and 1915(i)SPA services for adults receiving Medicaid behavioral health services. This includes the oversight of the site review process, person-centered planning, self-determination and the Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule implementation.
Lyndia will provide an update of the HCBS rule implementation for behavioral health services in Michigan.
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10:30am – 11:30am
Bureau of Children’s Coordinated Health Policy & Supports.
Phil Kurdunowicz is a division director within the Bureau of Children’s Coordinated Health Policy and Supports at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Phil oversees the development of policy and management of Medicaid-funded behavioral health services to children, youth, and families. He has also led a series of other initiatives within the department over the last decade related to the Medicaid program, behavioral health services, long-term supports and services, and health information sharing. Phil graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy in 2010 and a Master of Health Services Administration in 2017.
Leadership from the Bureau of Children’s Coordinated Health Policy and Supports (BCCHPS) will present on the work of the bureau, recent steps to address the KB v. MDHHS litigation, and the related work of the MI Kids Now Initiative.