The Children of Medicaid

This article was originally published on Complex Child.  Compiled by Susan Agrawal I’ve been continually surprised by how many people think Medicaid is just for poor families on welfare. Those of us who parent children with complex medical needs know that Medicaid is so much more than that. After all, 72% of Medicaid enrollees are children, people with disabilities, and the elderly, and these groups account for 84% of spending. Medicaid provides vital services for children, including home nursing care and therapies, that are not otherwise covered. In this article, we will share just a few of the children with medical conditions who have received life-changing benefits, thanks to Medicaid. Carter Diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and associated conditions, Carter requires a tracheostomy and ventilator to help him breathe. He is covered by both private insurance and Medicaid through the state of Wisconsin. Initially, he participated in an optional Medicaid program for children with extraordinary needs called a Katie Beckett waiver, but he now receives services through a Medicaid waiver for children with physical disabilities. Carter has significant physical disabilities and medical needs that make him fully dependent on his caregivers, but is cognitively intact. Medicaid has paid for part or all of Carter’s surgeries, medications, durable medical equipment, formula, and occupational and physical therapies. Even more importantly, it provides cov...
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Hello Everyone! I received an email yesterday from the University of Indianapolis' DPT program saying: "Thank you for your interest in our Doctor of Physical Therapy program. We have reviewed your application. Although faculty were impressed with your materials, a limited number of interview opportunities exist and we are unable to extend you an offer at this time. You are currently being placed on a waitlist for consideration to interview on November 22, 2019. Should an opportunity... UIndy DPT Interview Waitlist
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Anyone here applied to UM?
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Has anyone applied to ECU and completed the video interview and have any advice on how to prepare? I know you get two tries, is it the same question each time or a different question? Any information would be great, thank you!
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Hello! Is anyone here in Bay Path University's OT program or alumni? I would love to hear your opinions about the program! TIA
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Does anyone have any information about Bay Path University? I found this on their website and I find it hard to believe that in 3 years they had 416 graduates. "The total number of graduates from Bay Path University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2016-2018 was 416, with an overall graduation rate of 90%."
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Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): I Laffont, J Froger, C Jourdan, K Bakhti, LEH Van Dokkum, A Gouaich, HY Bonnin, P Armingaud, A Jaussent, MC Picot, E Le Bars, A Dupeyron, C Arquizan, A Gelis, D MottetAbstractBackground. Few rehabilitation methods have proven their efficacy in increasing sensori-motor recovery and/or function of the upper limb (UL) after stroke. Video games (VGs) are promising tools in this indication.Objective. To compare UL rehabilitation by using VGs and conventional rehabilitation (CR) in patients with sub-acute stroke.Des...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Maddalena Canna, Rebecca SeligmanAbstractFunctional Neurological Disorder (FND), otherwise known as Conversion Disorder, is characterized by abnormal sensory or motor symptoms that are determined to be “incompatible” with neurological disease. FND patients are a challenge for contemporary medicine. They experience high levels of distress, disability, and social isolation, yet a large proportion of those treated do not get better. Patients with FNDs are often misdiagnosed and suffer from stigma, dysfunctional medical...
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Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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