New Medicaid Update

Here is the latest update straight from DMS regarding Medicaid Services!

Good Afternoon,

The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) has several updates for 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver stakeholders this afternoon. 

1. Participant Rights: DMS is reminding stakeholders of their rights when they have a disagreement or complaint with DMS or their 1915(c) HCBS waiver services. Please see the following letters for more information: 

Reconsiderations, Appeals and Grievances for Participants

Reconsiderations, Appeals and Grievances for Providers

2. Supports for Community Living (SCL) Personal Assistance: DMS has an important message for stakeholders who recently submitted public comments expressing concern about Personal Assistance in the proposed updates to the SCL waiver. Please see the following letter for details: 

Supports for Community Living: Proposed Personal Assistance Definition Letter

3. The Medicaid Waiver Review: A new edition of “The Medicaid Waiver Review” newsletter is now available. There have been some exciting updates to the 1915(c) waiver programs in the final quarter of 2019. 

Thank you, as always, for your interest in Kentucky’s 1915(c) HCBS waiver programs. Please keep an eye on your email and the DMS Division of Community of Alternatives website for more exciting updates in 2020. 

DMS Update

Good morning,

The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) is notifying stakeholders of an extension of the current formal public comment period. Please see the Public Comment Notice below for details.

Public Comment Notice

DMS thanks stakeholders for the comments received to date and looks forward to hearing from more of you soon.

Medicaid Update

Good Morning,

The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) has an update for 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver stakeholders regarding patient liability. Please see the Patient Liability Participant Letter and the Patient Liability Provider Letter for more information.

 

If you have questions or comments about patient liability, please email  medicaidpubliccomment@ky.gov 

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.

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.