Judge orders DHS to stop using algorithm for home care hours; DHS says services won’t be disrupted


The decision is a victory for advocates of the disabled, including Legal Aid of Arkansas, which represented the plaintiffs.
News Story (Arkansas)

Benjamin Hardy
Arkansas Times
May 14, 2018
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Tags: Algorithm, Disability Rights, Medicaid

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)


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It’s not immediately clear whether DHS will seek to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Previously, Griffen issued a temporary restraining order that applied just to the seven plaintiffs bringing the suit (rather than to every beneficiary, as today’s ruling does) and DHS appealed that decision. But the justices¬†affirmed Griffen’s earlier decision in November.