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ODP-Managed Medicaid Waivers

I am pleased to share with you that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has approved BrightStar of Pittsburgh as a certified provider for its waiver consumers residing in Allegheny County. Ok, what does it mean? It means now BrightStar can serve the consumers who are enrolled in one of two Medicaid Waivers administered by [...]

During this Season of Happiness, Think of D

D is twenty-two but his mental age is only fourteen. D suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The car crash happened just after the high school graduation. Four friends in a car – D on the passenger’s seat – another kid driving – a sharp bend on a hilly Pittsburgh road approaching fast – a [...]

Medicaided? Malady of Medicaid Waivers

L is one of the one million victims of Parkinson’s disease in the United States. A true story L was diagnosed with the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s in her early forties. The diseases progressed rapidly over a decade-long period and eventually made L unable to live a normal life. Now in her early fifties, L’s [...]

Medicaid Waiver – What Is It?

If you have heard of Medicaid but not Medicaid Waiver – you are not the only one. Many of us never heard of Medicaid Waivers. What is it? Do you know someone who does NOT need 24/7 skilled care in a nursing home set-up but needs some amount of care in home? The care requirement [...]

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