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About Work Ability Utah

Utah's Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

The overall goal of the Work Ability Utah project is to create a comprehensive, consumer-responsive system of work supports that will increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities in Utah. Them Utah Department of Health, Division of Health Care Financing is the recipient of this grant. UDOH works in collaboration with the State Office of Rehabilitation, the Department of Workforce Services, the State Office of Education and the Division of Services for People with Disabilities.

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant is funded under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Act. Work Ability Utah is responsible to conduct research in all areas of health care and employment for people with disabilities; to ensure collaboration among all partners and stakeholders and to facilitate the streamlining of services for individuals with disabilities.

The project assists in implementation of the Utah's Medicaid Buy-In, the Utah Medicaid Work Incentive, for working people with disabilities, the expansion of Employment Personal Assistance Services through the Medicaid State Plan, and training of service workers and outreach to individuals with disabilities to explain the work incentive changes.

Utah Comprehensive Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Proposal 2009-2010

Utah's Strategic Plan for Employment of People with Disabilities