Judge orders Arkansas home-care aid formula’s end


State agency failed to notify Medicaid users, Griffen says.
News Story (Arkansas)

Andy Davis
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2018
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Tags: Algorithm, Disability Rights, Medicaid

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


DETAILS

In his ruling in a lawsuit by Jonesboro-based Legal Aid of Arkansas, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen found that the state Department of Human Services failed to provide adequate public notice before it began using an algorithm in 2016 that allocates care.

Griffen’s order bars the department from using the algorithm to allocate hours until it promulgates rules for it under the state’s Administrative Procedure Act.