Oregon I/DD Advocates Testify to Senate Committee on eXPRS State Payment System Implementation Concerns

Senator Sara Gelser, Chair of Senate Committee On Human Services and Early Childhood

Senator Sara Gelser, Chair of Senate Committee On Human Services and Early Childhood

On Tuesday, Oregon Support Services Association’s Executive Director Katie Rose testified to a Senate committee regarding the state’s roll out and implementation of its payment system, eXPRS.

Additional testimony was provided by Margaret Theisen (CEO of the state’s largest brokerage Full Access), Chris Burnett (Executive Director of Oregon Rehabilitation Association,) Gary Zenzen and Chris Schwartz (from provider organization Partnerships in Community Living,) Lilia Teninty (Director of Oregon’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program,) and Don Erickson (Chief Operating Officer for Oregon’s Aging, Disability, and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Programs.)

The five advocates testified to the Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood: Senator Sara Gelser, Senator Michael Dembrow, Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, Senator Alan Olsen, and Senator Jeff Kruse.

If you’d like to learn more about the issues surrounding the implementation of eXPRS in brokerage and county services statewide, click here to watch a full video of the testimony.

If you’d like to read testimonies from some of the participants, follow the links below.

Katie Rose Testimony 02.10.2015 eXPRS
Margaret Theisen Testimony 02.01.2015 eXPRS
Chris Burnett Testimony 02.01.2015 eXPRS

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