Medicaid Updates

The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) wants to share some important updates with stakeholders of the 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs.

  • Public Comment Update: DMS is delaying the formal public comment period scheduled to start on Friday, November 1, 2019, by one week. The formal public comment period will now start on Friday, November 8, 2019. Details can be found in the updated public comment notice below. 
  • Service Authorization Changes: Effective November 25, 2019, Carewise Health will no longer approve person-centered service plans (PCSPs) for 1915(c) HCBS waivers. Case managers will take over this task for most services. Today, DMS notified case managers of several upcoming deadlines related to this change. We have included a copy of the notice in this email to make all stakeholders aware as the deadlines could affect re-certifications or emergency modifications to PCSPs.

Arc Conference – Call for Proposals & Sponsorships

The Arc of Kentucky’s Annual Conference is coming up soon. To become apart of this exciting event and change the lives of many in a positive way, check out the forms attached below! The forms detail how to submit your proposal for a presentation. Events like these could not be possible without all of you!

Call for Proposals Form Explanation

Call for Proposal Form


Medicaid Update

The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) is announcing a new official public comment period for the amended 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. This official public comment period will focus on amendments to three appendices of the waiver applications which were updated based on the outcome of the 1915(c) HCBS Rate Study. Please read the public comment notice for details.

5K Photos!

The Arc of Kentucky’s 5K Fast & Furious Fun Run/Walk was a big success this year. Below are some photos taken from throughout the event. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to support this great cause. We look forward to seeing you all at our next event!