Copyright 2007 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.. CMS approves Pennsylvania Medicaid Waiver System to greatly help residents with autism Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Thursday announced that CMS earlier this month granted approval of a waiver system that allows the condition to allocate part of its federal Medicaid funds toward solutions for adult residents with autism, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. According to Rendell, Pennsylvania may be the first state to get permission to use federal government Medicaid funds for services targeted at autistic adults. The acceptance will authorize Pennsylvania to spend $20 million each year for home and community solutions to benefit autistic adults, the AP/Inquirer reports.It’s also the first tumor vaccine to show a better response rate in sufferers. The research was initially presented on the plenary session of 2009 American Culture of Clinical Oncology. According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma has one of the fastest developing incidence rates of most cancers. This year 2010, a lot more than 68,130 people in the U.S. Were diagnosed with melanoma and 8,700 passed away from the disease. The five-year survival rates for all those with regional and metastatic disease are 65 % and 16 %, respectively. Obviously, this is a disease, in its advanced setting, in need of better therapies for patients, said Patrick Hwu, M.D., professor and Chair of the Division of Melanoma Medical Oncology and the study’s senior writer.