Changes Coming to Waiver Programs in Kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services

Public Notice of the 1915(c) Assessment Project Notice: Department of Medicaid 1915(c) Assessment Project, Public Notice

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has hired Navigant Consulting. Together they will review Kentucky’s six home- and community-based waiver programs:

• Acquired Brain Injury Waiver
• Acquired Brain Injury Long-Term Care Waiver
• Home and Community Based Waiver
• Michelle P. Waiver
• Model II Waiver
• Supports for Community Living Waiver

The goal of this project is to make these waiver programs better. Three departments in the Cabinet are working together on this project – Medicaid, the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID). The project will be completed in two parts. Part One is to review each program and make plans for how to improve the programs. Part Two will be to put the plans into place. Please note: The Cabinet has extended the deadline for Part One of the project. It was June 30th, 2017 but has been moved to a later date. We will let the public know when a new deadline is set.

The Cabinet knows these programs are very important. We will tell you what the project is about. We also want to hear from the people who use these programs. We will give regular updates. We would like to include everyone involved in the programs – people on the waivers, their families, and the providers who deliver services. Our meetings will be open to anyone who wants to learn more.

Our first public meeting will be later this month. We will hold two sessions of the meeting:

• June 22, 2017 from 9-10am
• June 22, 2017 from 1-2pm

Meetings will be held at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center, which is at 200 Mero Street C101, Frankfort, KY 40622. You can join the meeting in person or by webinar.

During these sessions, we will talk about how we plan to do this work. We will also introduce the team working on the project. We will have comment cards at the meetings. You can share ideas or concerns on those comment cards.

For questions, or requests for accommodation due to a disability, please email Lori.Gresham@ky.gov.Thank you for your interest and support.

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