Among 2014’s successes mentioned in the Board Chair Report were significant gains in rate reform activities. INARF worked closely with State officials to implement Wellness Coordination to better serve the health needs of individuals with disabilities. Additionally, INARF was instrumental in the development of a Daily Rate for Residential Habilitation and the Hybrid Model of Vocational Rehabilitation. Both new services are quality-focused while improving operational efficiency.
Following Committee updates, INARF’s Governmental Affairs team provided a legislative update, describing the first half of the current budget setting session, and summarizing priorities and next steps. The meeting concluded with a report from INARF President and CEO Kim Opsahl on what is anticipated to impact the industry over the next year and INARF’s plans for addressing these issues.
INARF, thankful for the dedication of its volunteer leaders and engaged membership, is looking forward to another year of success and growth in 2015!