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Department of Human Services hires social services administrator

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services (DHS) has hired Mona Maehara as Social Services Division Administrator, effective Nov. 16, 2012. Maehara is a senior executive with 25 years experience providing strategic and operational leadership for nonprofit, government and business organizations. She most recently served as program coordinator for the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition […]

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Department of Human Services recognizes employers of the year

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division (VRSBD) has recognized eight Hawaii businesses for their efforts in removing barriers to recruiting, training, and employing individuals with disabilities. The Neighbor Island businesses recognized by VRSBD as “2012 Employers of the Year” are: * lao Preschool in Wailuku, Maui […]

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State cancels cuts to outpatient Medicaid services

State cancels cuts to outpatient Medicaid services

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services has announced it will restore Medicaid coverage for outpatient rehabilitation, prosthetics and optometry services to non-disabled adults younger than 65 years of age. In addition, DHS will not impose any limits on inpatient hospital services. Earlier this month, the DHS also announced that it will restore coverage for […]

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State pilots rating, improvement system for child care programs

State pilots rating, improvement system for child care programs

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Human Services has launched a pilot program that implements a comprehensive assessment and improvement system for licensed center-based and home-based early childhood care and education programs. The Quality Rating and Improvement System or QRIS, is designed to increase the quality of early child care and education programs. “The goals […]

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Approval for Med-QUEST eligibility changes

Approval for Med-QUEST eligibility changes

MEDIA RELEASE The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved Hawaii’s request to reduce the eligibility income limit for its QUEST-ACE and QUEST-Net programs to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), or $16,678 per year for a single adult. Currently, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) Med-QUEST Division (MQD) administers […]

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Public comment sought on Medicaid-Medicare services

Public comment sought on Medicaid-Medicare services

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Human Services (DHS) has posted for public comment a draft proposal for a demonstration project that would integrate healthcare services for clients enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. Approximately 27,000 individuals in Hawaii are enrolled in the programs concurrently. Clients enrolled in both programs currently receive Medicaid-covered services through […]

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Governor Abercrombie appoints Barbara Yamashita as DHS Deputy Director

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Barbara Yamashita as deputy director of the state Department of Human Services (DHS). She fills the vacancy left by Pankaj Bhanot, who returned to his previous position as chief administrator of the DHS Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD).

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The Department of Human Services (DHS) and its Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD) have launched their Business Processing Re-engineering Project (BPRP) on Maui and the Hawaii Island.  Residents who apply for public assistance programs (food stamps, cash, Medicaid), and the eligibility workers that process their applications, are reporting significant improvements in timeliness.

Dept of Human Services updates processing system

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and its Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD) have launched their Business Processing Re-engineering Project (BPRP) on Maui and the Hawaii Island. Residents who apply for public assistance programs (food stamps, cash, Medicaid), and the eligibility workers that process their applications, are reporting significant improvements in timeliness.

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Child protection funding restored for Ka‘u

Child protection funding restored for Ka‘u

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced it will restore contract funding for the Kapiolani Child Protection Center (KCPC) on the Big Island. DHS Director Patricia McManaman says “After listening to community concerns about limited service options and the fact that other Kona-based service providers will be unable to fill the gaps, […]

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TANF, TAONF subsidy programs discontinued

TANF, TAONF subsidy programs discontinued

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced it will discontinue its work incentive programs for families who have received financial assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF) programs. These programs, which began in 2001, were designed to assist low-income working families as […]

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Budget tightening affects DHS contracts

Budget tightening affects DHS contracts

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services (DHS) will reduce its Child Welfare Services (CWS) contracts with community providers and the University of Hawaii by $5.8 million beginning Dec. 1, 2011. Services impacted by the reductions include family strengthening and support services, emergency shelter care, Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, recruitment, training, and […]

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Private hospitals receive $9.1M in federal funds

Private hospitals receive $9.1M in federal funds

MEDIA RELEASE State Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman has distributed $9.1 million in new federal funding from the Congressional Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program, supported by Sen. Daniel Akaka, to 15 private hospitals statewide to help defray the cost of providing charity care to uninsured and under-insured patients. “Hawaii’s private hospitals play a […]

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McManaman named to lead Human Services Dept.

McManaman named to lead Human Services Dept.

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Pat McManaman as Director of Department of Human Services. “The Department of Human Services is the prime example of the challenge we are facing in Hawaii,” Abercrombie said. “Given the weak economy of the past few years, government and charitable resources are at their lowest just at the […]

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DHS improvements praised in national review

DHS improvements praised in national review

MEDIA RELEASE By aggressively overhauling Hawaii’s child welfare system since 2003, the state Department of Human Services and its community partners have now met or exceeded all six federal standards required by the nationwide Child and Family Services Review. Federal officials praised DHS director Lillian Koller and her staff, saying they were “extremely pleased with […]

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