Registry of Unmet Needs
NC DHHS and the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities held a webinar Monday, May 10, on the Registry of Unmet Needs. Some factoids coming out of that session include:
- About 50% of the 296 attendees did not know much if anything about the RUN (wait list) If you do not know about this, please search on our website NOW!
- There are over 15,000 on the RUN (and over 13,000 with an Innovations Waiver)
- Each LME/MCO** has a 1-800 number and website with information on how to apply for the RUN
- One or two LME/MCOs say it's the member's responsibility to update and confirm the member's status on the RUN
- DHHS is working to build a statewide database of the RUN (which most states already do)
- There is a need for a statewide grassroots advocacy group (some states actually pay a stipend and travel for members to come testify)
- Texas has over 100,000 on the wait list
- Wisconsin has no wait list (the legislature automatically allocates funds)
- 72% of people with IDD live with family; 25% of their caregivers are over 60 years old
- NCCDD is voting this week on an RFA to study the RUN over the next 3-4 years
- To qualify for the Innovations Waiver you need some form of documentation that a disability was diagnosed before the age of 22
- SB 350 is the bill in the legislature aiming to add 1,000 new Innovations Waiver slots
** LME/MCOs in NC Local Management Entities – Managed Care Organizations (LME-MCOs) manage the care of beneficiaries who receive services for mental health, developmental disabilities or substance use disorders.