Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

PURPOSE OF THE HCBS WAIVER PROGRAM

The Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program is authorized in §1915(c) of the Social Security Act. The program permits a State to furnish an array of home and community-based services that assist Medicaid beneficiaries to live in the community and avoid institutionalization. The State has broad discretion to design its waiver program to address the needs of the waiver’s target population. Waiver services complement and/or supplement the services that are available to participants through the Medicaid State plan and other federal, state and local public programs as well as the supports that families and communities provide.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that the design and operational features of a waiver program will vary depending on the specific needs of the target population, the resources available to the State, service delivery system structure, State goals and objectives, and other factors. A State has the latitude to design a waiver program that is cost-effective and employs a variety of service delivery approaches, including participant direction of services.

Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

1. Request Information (1 of 3)

  1. The State of North Dakota requests approval for a Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver under the authority of §1915(c) of the Social Security Act (the Act).
  2. Program Title (optional - this title will be used to locate this waiver in the finder):
  3. new
    Provide the information about the original waiver being migrated
    (if applicable):
    ND.0568.R00.00
    ND.04.00.00
  4. 06/01/08

1. Request Information (2 of 3)

  1. Level(s) of Care. This waiver is requested in order to provide home and community-based waiver services to individuals who, but for the provision of such services, would require the following level(s) of care, the costs of which would be reimbursed under the approved Medicaid State plan (check each that applies):
    Select applicable level of care
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    Select applicable level of care
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1. Request Information (3 of 3)

  1. Concurrent Operation with Other Programs. This waiver operates concurrently with another program (or programs) approved under the following authorities
    Select one:
    Check the applicable authority or authorities:
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    Specify the §1915(b) authorities under which this program operates (check each that applies):
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2. Brief Waiver Description

Brief Waiver Description.
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3. Components of the Waiver Request

The waiver application consists of the following components. Note: Item 3-E must be completed.

  1. Waiver Administration and Operation. Appendix A specifies the administrative and operational structure of this waiver.

  2. Participant Access and Eligibility. Appendix B specifies the target group(s) of individuals who are served in this waiver, the number of participants that the State expects to serve during each year that the waiver is in effect, applicable Medicaid eligibility and post-eligibility (if applicable) requirements, and procedures for the evaluation and reevaluation of level of care.

  3. Participant Services. Appendix C specifies the home and community-based waiver services that are furnished through the waiver, including applicable limitations on such services.

  4. Participant-Centered Service Planning and Delivery. Appendix D specifies the procedures and methods that the State uses to develop, implement and monitor the participant-centered service plan (of care).

  5. Participant-Direction of Services. When the State provides for participant direction of services, Appendix E specifies the participant direction opportunities that are offered in the waiver and the supports that are available to participants who direct their services. (Select one):
    Appendix E is required.
    Appendix E is not required.
  6. Participant Rights. Appendix F specifies how the State informs participants of their Medicaid Fair Hearing rights and other procedures to address participant grievances and complaints.

  7. Participant Safeguards. Appendix G describes the safeguards that the State has established to assure the health and welfare of waiver participants in specified areas.

  8. Quality Management Strategy. Appendix H contains the Quality Management Strategy for this waiver.

  9. Financial Accountability. Appendix I describes the methods by which the State makes payments for waiver services, ensures the integrity of these payments, and complies with applicable federal requirements concerning payments and federal financial participation.

  10. Cost-Neutrality Demonstration. Appendix J contains the State's demonstration that the waiver is cost-neutral.

4. Waiver(s) Requested

  1. Comparability. The State requests a waiver of the requirements contained in §1902(a)(10)(B) of the Act in order to provide the services specified in Appendix C that are not otherwise available under the approved Medicaid State plan to individuals who: (a) require the level(s) of care specified in Item 1.F and (b) meet the target group criteria specified in Appendix B.
  2. Income and Resources for the Medically Needy. Indicate whether the State requests a waiver of §1902(a)(10)(C)(i)(III) of the Act in order to use institutional income and resource rules for the medically needy (select one):
  3. Statewideness. Indicate whether the State requests a waiver of the statewideness requirements in §1902(a)(1) of the Act (select one):
    If yes, specify the waiver of statewideness that is requested (check each that applies):
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5. Assurances

In accordance with 42 CFR §441.302, the State provides the following assurances to CMS:
  1. Health & Welfare: The State assures that necessary safeguards have been taken to protect the health and welfare of persons receiving services under this waiver. These safeguards include:

    1. As specified in Appendix C, adequate standards for all types of providers that provide services under this waiver;

    2. Assurance that the standards of any State licensure or certification requirements specified in Appendix C are met for services or for individuals furnishing services that are provided under the waiver. The State assures that these requirements are met on the date that the services are furnished; and,

    3. Assurance that all facilities subject to §1616(e) of the Act where home and community-based waiver services are provided comply with the applicable State standards for board and care facilities as specified in Appendix C.

  2. Financial Accountability. The State assures financial accountability for funds expended for home and community-based services and maintains and makes available to the Department of Health and Human Services (including the Office of the Inspector General), the Comptroller General, or other designees, appropriate financial records documenting the cost of services provided under the waiver. Methods of financial accountability are specified in Appendix I.

  3. Evaluation of Need: The State assures that it provides for an initial evaluation (and periodic reevaluations, at least annually) of the need for a level of care specified for this waiver, when there is a reasonable indication that an individual might need such services in the near future (one month or less) but for the receipt of home and community based services under this waiver. The procedures for evaluation and reevaluation of level of care are specified in Appendix B.

  4. Choice of Alternatives: The State assures that when an individual is determined to be likely to require the level of care specified for this waiver and is in a target group specified in Appendix B, the individual (or, legal representative, if applicable) is:

    1. Informed of any feasible alternatives under the waiver; and,

    2. Given the choice of either institutional or home and community based waiver services. Appendix B specifies the procedures that the State employs to ensure that individuals are informed of feasible alternatives under the waiver and given the choice of institutional or home and community-based waiver services.

  5. Average Per Capita Expenditures: The State assures that, for any year that the waiver is in effect, the average per capita expenditures under the waiver will not exceed 100 percent of the average per capita expenditures that would have been made under the Medicaid State plan for the level(s) of care specified for this waiver had the waiver not been granted. Cost-neutrality is demonstrated in Appendix J.

  6. Actual Total Expenditures: The State assures that the actual total expenditures for home and community-based waiver and other Medicaid services and its claim for FFP in expenditures for the services provided to individuals under the waiver will not, in any year of the waiver period, exceed 100 percent of the amount that would be incurred in the absence of the waiver by the State's Medicaid program for these individuals in the institutional setting(s) specified for this waiver.

  7. Institutionalization Absent Waiver: The State assures that, absent the waiver, individuals served in the waiver would receive the appropriate type of Medicaid-funded institutional care for the level of care specified for this waiver.

  8. Reporting: The State assures that annually it will provide CMS with information concerning the impact of the waiver on the type, amount and cost of services provided under the Medicaid State plan and on the health and welfare of waiver participants. This information will be consistent with a data collection plan designed by CMS.

  9. Habilitation Services. The State assures that prevocational, educational, or supported employment services, or a combination of these services, if provided as habilitation services under the waiver are: (1) not otherwise available to the individual through a local educational agency under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and, (2) furnished as part of expanded habilitation services.

  10. Services for Individuals with Chronic Mental Illness. The State assures that federal financial participation (FFP) will not be claimed in expenditures for waiver services including, but not limited to, day treatment or partial hospitalization, psychosocial rehabilitation services, and clinic services provided as home and community-based services to individuals with chronic mental illnesses if these individuals, in the absence of a waiver, would be placed in an IMD and are: (1) age 22 to 64; (2) age 65 and older and the State has not included the optional Medicaid benefit cited in 42 CFR §440.140; or (3) age 21 and under and the State has not included the optional Medicaid benefit cited in 42 CFR § 440.160.

6. Additional Requirements

Note: Item 6-I must be completed.
  1. Service Plan. In accordance with 42 CFR §441.301(b)(1)(i), a participant-centered service plan (of care) is developed for each participant employing the procedures specified in Appendix D. All waiver services are furnished pursuant to the service plan. The service plan describes: (a) the waiver services that are furnished to the participant, their projected frequency and the type of provider that furnishes each service and (b) the other services (regardless of funding source, including State plan services) and informal supports that complement waiver services in meeting the needs of the participant. The service plan is subject to the approval of the Medicaid agency. Federal financial participation (FFP) is not claimed for waiver services furnished prior to the development of the service plan or for services that are not included in the service plan.

  2. Inpatients. In accordance with 42 CFR §441.301(b)(1) (ii), waiver services are not furnished to individuals who are in-patients of a hospital, nursing facility or ICF/MR.

  3. Room and Board. In accordance with 42 CFR §441.310(a)(2), FFP is not claimed for the cost of room and board except when: (a) provided as part of respite services in a facility approved by the State that is not a private residence or (b) claimed as a portion of the rent and food that may be reasonably attributed to an unrelated caregiver who resides in the same household as the participant, as provided in Appendix I.

  4. Access to Services. The State does not limit or restrict participant access to waiver services except as provided in Appendix C.

  5. Free Choice of Provider. In accordance with 42 CFR §431.151, a participant may select any willing and qualified provider to furnish waiver services included in the service plan unless the State has received approval to limit the number of providers under the provisions of §1915(b) or another provision of the Act.

  6. FFP Limitation. In accordance with 42 CFR §433 Subpart D, FFP is not claimed for services when another third-party (e.g., another third party health insurer or other federal or state program) is legally liable and responsible for the provision and payment of the service. FFP also may not be claimed for services that are available without charge, or as free care to the community. Services will not be considered to be without charge, or free care, when (1) the provider establishes a fee schedule for each service available and (2) collects insurance information from all those served (Medicaid, and non-Medicaid), and bills other legally liable third party insurers. Alternatively, if a provider certifies that a particular legally liable third party insurer does not pay for the service(s), the provider may not generate further bills for that insurer for that annual period.

  7. Fair Hearing: The State provides the opportunity to request a Fair Hearing under 42 CFR §431 Subpart E, to individuals: (a) who are not given the choice of home and community- based waiver services as an alternative to institutional level of care specified for this waiver; (b) who are denied the service(s) of their choice or the provider(s) of their choice; or (c) whose services are denied, suspended, reduced or terminated. Appendix F specifies the State's procedures to provide individuals the opportunity to request a Fair Hearing, including providing notice of action as required in 42 CFR §431.210.

  8. Quality Management. The State operates a formal, comprehensive system to ensure that the waiver meets the assurances and other requirements contained in this application. Through an ongoing process of discovery, remediation and improvement, the State assures the health and welfare of participants by monitoring: (a) level of care determinations; (b) individual plans and services delivery; (c) provider qualifications; (d) participant health and welfare; (e) financial oversight and (f) administrative oversight of the waiver. The State further assures that all problems identified through its discovery processes are addressed in an appropriate and timely manner, consistent with the severity and nature of the problem. During the period that the waiver is in effect, the State will implement the Quality Management Strategy specified in Appendix H.

  9. Public Input.
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  10. Notice to Tribal Governments. The State assures that it has notified in writing all federally-recognized Tribal Governments that maintain a primary office and/or majority population within the State of the State's intent to submit a Medicaid waiver request or renewal request to CMS at least 60 days before the anticipated submission date is provided by Presidential Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000. Evidence of the applicable notice is available through the Medicaid Agency.

  11. Limited English Proficient Persons. The State assures that it provides meaningful access to waiver services by Limited English Proficient persons in accordance with: (a) Presidential Executive Order 13166 of August 11, 2000 (65 FR 50121) and (b) Department of Health and Human Services "Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons" (68 FR 47311 - August 8, 2003). Appendix B describes how the State assures meaningful access to waiver services by Limited English Proficient persons.

7. Contact Person(s)

  1. The Medicaid agency representative with whom CMS should communicate regarding the waiver is:

    North Dakota

  2. If applicable, the State operating agency representative with whom CMS should communicate regarding the waiver is:

    North Dakota

8. Authorizing Signature

This document, together with Appendices A through J, constitutes the State's request for a waiver under §1915(c) of the Social Security Act. The State assures that all materials referenced in this waiver application (including standards, licensure and certification requirements) are readily available in print or electronic form upon request to CMS through the Medicaid agency or, if applicable, from the operating agency specified in Appendix A. Any proposed changes to the waiver will be submitted by the Medicaid agency to CMS in the form of waiver amendments.
Upon approval by CMS, the waiver application serves as the State's authority to provide home and community-based waiver services to the specified target groups. The State attests that it will abide by all provisions of the approved waiver and will continuously operate the waiver in accordance with the assurances specified in Section 5 and the additional requirements specified in Section 6 of the request.

State Medicaid Director or Designee

North Dakota

Attachment #1: Transition Plan

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Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. State Line of Authority for Waiver Operation. Specify the state line of authority for the operation of the waiver (select one):

    Specify the Medicaid agency division/unit that has line authority for the operation of the waiver program (select one: do not complete Item A-2):

    Do not complete item A-2.

    In accordance with 42 CFR §431.10, the Medicaid agency exercises administrative discretion in the administration and supervision of the waiver and issues policies, rules and regulations related to the waiver. The interagency agreement or memorandum of understanding that sets forth the authority and arrangements for this policy is available through the Medicaid agency to CMS upon request. Complete item A-2.

Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. Medicaid Agency Oversight of Operating Agency Performance.
    As indicated in section 1 of this appendix, the waiver is not operated by a separate agency of the State. Thus this section does not need to be completed.
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Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. Use of Contracted Entities. Specify whether contracted entities perform waiver operational and administrative functions on behalf of the Medicaid agency and/or the operating agency (if applicable) (select one):
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Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. Role of Local/Regional Non-State Entities. Indicate whether local or regional non-state entities perform waiver operational and administrative functions and, if so, specify the type of entity (Select One):

    - Local/regional non-state agencies perform waiver operational and administrative functions.
    Check each that applies:

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Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. Responsibility for Assessment of Performance of Contracted and/or Local/Regional Non-State Entities.
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Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. Assessment Methods and Frequency.
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Appendix A: Waiver Administration and Operation

  1. Distribution of Waiver Operational and Administrative Functions. In the following table, specify the entity or entities that have responsibility for conducting each of the waiver operational and administrative functions listed (check each that applies):
    In accordance with 42 CFR §431.10, when the Medicaid agency does not directly conduct a function, it supervises the performance of the function and establishes and/or approves policies that affect the function.
    Function Medicaid Agency Contracted Entity
    Disseminate information concerning the waiver to potential enrollees
    Assist individuals in waiver enrollment
    Manage waiver enrollment against approved limits
    Monitor waiver expenditures against approved levels
    Conduct level of care evaluation activities
    Review participant service plans to ensure that waiver requirements are met
    Perform prior authorization of waiver services
    Conduct utilization management functions
    Recruit providers
    Execute the Medicaid provider agreement
    Determine waiver payment amounts or rates
    Conduct training and technical assistance concerning waiver requirements

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-1: Specification of the Waiver Target Group(s)

  1. Target Group(s). Under the waiver of Section 1902(a)(10)(B) of the Act, the State limits waiver services to a group or subgroups of individuals. Please see the instruction manual for specifics regarding age limits. In accordance with 42 CFR §441.301(b)(6), select one waiver target group, check each of the subgroups in the selected target group that may receive services under the waiver, and specify the minimum and maximum (if any) age of individuals served in each subgroup:
    Target Group Included Target SubGroup Minimum Age Maximum Age
    Maximum Age Limit No Maximum Age Limit
    Aged
    Disabled (Physical)   
    Disabled (Other)   
    Brain Injury
    HIV/AIDS
    Medically Fragile
    Technology Dependent
    Autism
    Developmental Disability
    Mental Retardation
    Mental Illness   
    Serious Emotional Disturbance   
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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-2: Individual Cost Limit (1 of 2)

  1. Individual Cost Limit. The following individual cost limit applies when determining whether to deny home and community-based services or entrance to the waiver to an otherwise eligible individual (select one):
    The State does not apply an individual cost limit. Do not complete Item B-2-b or item B-2-c.
    The State refuses entrance to the waiver to any otherwise eligible individual when the State reasonably expects that the cost of the home and community-based services furnished to that individual would exceed the cost of a level of care specified for the waiver up to an amount specified by the State. Complete Items B-2-b and B-2-c.

    The limit specified by the State is (select one)

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    Pursuant to 42 CFR 441.301(a)(3), the State refuses entrance to the waiver to any otherwise eligible individual when the State reasonably expects that the cost of the home and community-based services furnished to that individual would exceed 100% of the cost of the level of care specified for the waiver. Complete Items B-2-b and B-2-c.
    The State refuses entrance to the waiver to any otherwise qualified individual when the State reasonably expects that the cost of home and community-based services furnished to that individual would exceed the following amount specified by the State that is less than the cost of a level of care specified for the waiver.

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    The cost limit specified by the State is (select one):

    The dollar amount (select one)

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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-2: Individual Cost Limit (2 of 2)

  1. Method of Implementation of the Individual Cost Limit.

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  2. Participant Safeguards. When the State specifies an individual cost limit in Item B-2-a and there is a change in the participant's condition or circumstances post-entrance to the waiver that requires the provision of services in an amount that exceeds the cost limit in order to assure the participant's health and welfare, the State has established the following safeguards to avoid an adverse impact on the participant (check each that applies):

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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-3: Number of Individuals Served (1 of 4)

  1. Unduplicated Number of Participants. The following table specifies the maximum number of unduplicated participants who are served in each year that the waiver is in effect. The State will submit a waiver amendment to CMS to modify the number of participants specified for any year(s), including when a modification is necessary due to legislative appropriation or another reason. The number of unduplicated participants specified in this table is basis for the cost-neutrality calculations in Appendix J:
    Table: B-3-a
    Waiver Year Unduplicated Number of Participants
    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

  2. Limitation on the Number of Participants Served at Any Point in Time. Consistent with the unduplicated number of participants specified in Item B-3-a, the State may limit to a lesser number the number of participants who will be served at any point in time during a waiver year. Indicate whether the State limits the number of participants in this way: (select one):

    Table: B-3-b
    Waiver Year Maximum Number of Participants Served At Any Point During the Year
    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-3: Number of Individuals Served (2 of 4)

  1. Reserved Waiver Capacity. The State may reserve a portion of the participant capacity of the waiver for specified purposes (e.g., provide for the community transition of institutionalized persons or furnish waiver services to individuals experiencing a crisis) subject to CMS review and approval. The State (select one):

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-3: Number of Individuals Served (3 of 4)

  1. Scheduled Phase-In or Phase-Out. Within a waiver year, the State may make the number of participants who are served subject to a phase-in or phase-out schedule (select one):
  2. Allocation of Waiver Capacity.

    Select one:

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  3. Selection of Entrants to the Waiver.

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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-3: Number of Individuals Served - Attachment #1 (4 of 4)

Answers provided in Appendix B-3-d indicate that you do not need to complete this section.

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-4: Eligibility Groups Served in the Waiver

  1. State Classification. The State is a (select one):
  2. Medicaid Eligibility Groups Served in the Waiver. Individuals who receive services under this waiver are eligible under the following eligibility groups contained in the State plan. The State applies all applicable federal financial participation limits under the plan. Check all that apply:
    Eligibility Groups Served in the Waiver (excluding the special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217)

    Select one:

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    Special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217) Note: When the special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217 is included, Appendix B-5 must be completed
    The State does not furnish waiver services to individuals in the special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217. Appendix B-5 is not submitted.
    The State furnishes waiver services to individuals in the special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217.

    Check each that applies:

    Select one:

    Select one:

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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-5: Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income (1 of 4)

In accordance with 42 CFR §441.303(e), Appendix B-5 must be completed when the State furnishes waiver services to individuals in the special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217, as indicated in Appendix B-4. Post-eligibility applies only to the 42 CFR §435.217 group. A State that uses spousal impoverishment rules under §1924 of the Act to determine the eligibility of individuals with a community spouse may elect to use spousal post-eligibility rules under §1924 of the Act to protect a personal needs allowance for a participant with a community spouse.

  1. Use of Spousal Impoverishment Rules. Indicate whether spousal impoverishment rules are used to determine eligibility for the special home and community-based waiver group under 42 CFR §435.217 (select one):

    Answers provided in Appendix B-4 indicate that you do not need to submit Appendix B-5 and therefore this section is not visible.

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-5: Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income (2 of 4)

  1. Regular Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income: SSI State.

    Answers provided in Appendix B-4 indicate that you do not need to submit Appendix B-5 and therefore this section is not visible.

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-5: Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income (3 of 4)

  1. Regular Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income: 209(B) State.

    Answers provided in Appendix B-4 indicate that you do not need to submit Appendix B-5 and therefore this section is not visible.

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-5: Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income (4 of 4)

  1. Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income Using Spousal Impoverishment Rules

    The State uses the post-eligibility rules of §1924(d) of the Act (spousal impoverishment protection) to determine the contribution of a participant with a community spouse toward the cost of home and community-based care if it determines the individual's eligibility under §1924 of the Act. There is deducted from the participant's monthly income a personal needs allowance (as specified below), a community spouse's allowance, a family allowance, and an amount for incurred expenses for medical or remedial care.

    Answers provided in Appendix B-4 indicate that you do not need to submit Appendix B-5 and therefore this section is not visible.

Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-6: Evaluation/Reevaluation of Level of Care

As specified in 42 CFR §441.302(c), the State provides for an evaluation (and periodic reevaluations) of the need for the level(s) of care specified for this waiver, when there is a reasonable indication that an individual may need such services in the near future (one month or less), but for the availability of home and community-based waiver services.
  1. Reasonable Indication of Need for Services. In order for an individual to be determined to need waiver services, an individual must require: (a) the provision of at least one waiver service, as documented in the service plan, and (b) the provision of waiver services at least monthly or, if the need for services is less than monthly, the participant requires regular monthly monitoring which must be documented in the service plan. Specify the State's policies concerning the reasonable indication of the need for services:

    1. Minimum number of services.

    2. Frequency of services. The State requires (select one):

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  2. Responsibility for Performing Evaluations and Reevaluations. Level of care evaluations and reevaluations are performed (select one):

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  3. Qualifications of Individuals Performing Initial Evaluation:

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  4. Level of Care Criteria.

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  5. Level of Care Instrument(s). Per 42 CFR §441.303(c)(2), indicate whether the instrument/tool used to evaluate level of care for the waiver differs from the instrument/tool used to evaluate institutional level of care (select one):

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  6. Process for Level of Care Evaluation/Reevaluation:

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  7. Reevaluation Schedule. Per 42 CFR §441.303(c)(4), reevaluations of the level of care required by a participant are conducted no less frequently than annually according to the following schedule (select one):

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  8. Qualifications of Individuals Who Perform Reevaluations. Specify the qualifications of individuals who perform reevaluations (select one):

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  9. Procedures to Ensure Timely Reevaluations.

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  10. Maintenance of Evaluation/Reevaluation Records.

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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-7: Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice. As provided in 42 CFR §441.302(d), when an individual is determined to be likely to require a level of care for this waiver, the individual or his or her legal representative is:
  1. informed of any feasible alternatives under the waiver; and
  2. given the choice of either institutional or home and community-based services.
  1. Procedures.

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  2. Maintenance of Forms.

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Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility

B-8: Access to Services by Limited English Proficiency Persons

Access to Services by Limited English Proficient Persons.
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Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1: Summary of Services Covered (1 of 2)

  1. Waiver Services Summary. List the services that are furnished under the waiver in the following table. If case management is not a service under the waiver, complete items C-1-b and C-1-c:
    Service Type Service
    Statutory Service Institutional Respite
    Other Service Case Management
    Other Service Dietary Supplements
    Other Service Environmental Modification
    Other Service Equipment and Supplies
    Other Service In-Home Supports
    Other Service Individual and Family Counseling
    Other Service Transportation

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Agency Nursing Facility, Hospital

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Statutory Service
Service Name: Institutional Respite
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Agency Case Manager

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: Case Management
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Agency Pharmacy, DME Vendor, or other business that supplies product needed

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: Dietary Supplements
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Individual Individual and Agency

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: Environmental Modification
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Individual Individual and Agency

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: Equipment and Supplies
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Individual Individual and Agency

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: In-Home Supports
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Agency Counselor ( Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: Individual and Family Counseling
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Service Specification

State laws, regulations and policies referenced in the specification are readily available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if applicable).
As provided in 42 CFR §440.180(b)(9), the State requests the authority to provide the following additional service not specified in statute.

Service Delivery Method (check each that applies):

Specify whether the service may be provided by (check each that applies):

Provider Category Provider Type Title
Individual Individual

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1/C-3: Provider Specifications for Service

Service Type: Other Service
Service Name: Transportation
Provider Qualifications
Verification of Provider Qualifications

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-1: Summary of Services Covered (2 of 2)

  1. Alternate Provision of Case Management Services to Waiver Participants. When case management is not a covered waiver service, indicate how case management is furnished to waiver participants (select one):
    - Case management is not furnished as a distinct activity to waiver participants.
    - Case management is furnished as a distinct activity to waiver participants.
    Check each that applies
    Complete item C-1-c.
    Complete item C-1-c.
    Do not complete item C-1-c.
    (i.e., case management is furnished as a waiver service)
  2. Delivery of Case Management Services.

    out of 4000

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-2: General Service Specifications (1 of 3)

  1. Criminal History and/or Background Investigations.

    out of 12000
  2. Abuse Registry Screening.

    out of 12000

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-2: General Service Specifications (2 of 3)

  1. Services in Facilities Subject to §1616(e) of the Social Security Act. Select one:

    1. Facility Type
      Nursing Faciilty
      Hospital
    2. out of 12000

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-2: Facility Specifications

Waiver Service Provided in Facility
Individual and Family Counseling
Equipment and Supplies
Institutional Respite
Dietary Supplements
Environmental Modification
Transportation
Case Management
In-Home Supports

Scope of Facility Sandards. For this facility type, please specify whether the State's standards address the following topics (check each that applies):

Scope of State Facility Standards
Standard Topic Addressed
Admission policies
Physical environment
Sanitation
Safety
Staff : resident ratios
Staff training and qualifications
Staff supervision
Resident rights
Medication administration
Use of restrictive interventions
Incident reporting
Provision of or arrangement for necessary health services

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-2: Facility Specifications

Waiver Service Provided in Facility
Individual and Family Counseling
Equipment and Supplies
Institutional Respite
Dietary Supplements
Environmental Modification
Transportation
Case Management
In-Home Supports

Scope of Facility Sandards. For this facility type, please specify whether the State's standards address the following topics (check each that applies):

Scope of State Facility Standards
Standard Topic Addressed
Admission policies
Physical environment
Sanitation
Safety
Staff : resident ratios
Staff training and qualifications
Staff supervision
Resident rights
Medication administration
Use of restrictive interventions
Incident reporting
Provision of or arrangement for necessary health services

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-2: General Service Specifications (3 of 3)

  1. Provision of Personal Care or Similar Services by Legally Responsible Individuals. A legally responsible individual is any person who has a duty under State law to care for another person and typically includes: (a) the parent (biological or adoptive) of a minor child or the guardian of a minor child who must provide care to the child or (b) a spouse of a waiver participant. Except at the option of the State and under extraordinary circumstances specified by the State, payment may not be made to a legally responsible individual for the provision of personal care or similar services that the legally responsible individual would ordinarily perform or be responsible to perform on behalf of a waiver participant. Select one:

    out of 12000
  2. Other State Policies Concerning Payment for Waiver Services Furnished by Relatives/Legal Guardians. Specify State policies concerning making payment to relatives/legal guardians for the provision of waiver services over and above the policies addressed in Item C-2-d. Select one:

    out of 12000

    out of 12000

    out of 12000
  3. Open Enrollment of Providers.

    out of 12000

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-3: Waiver Services Specifications

Section C-3 'Service Specifications' is incorporated into Section C-1 'Waiver Services.'

Appendix C: Participant Services

C-4: Additional Limits on Amount of Waiver Services

  1. Additional Limits on Amount of Waiver Services. Indicate whether the waiver employs any of the following additional limits on the amount of waiver services (select one).

    - The State does not impose a limit on the amount of waiver services except as provided in Appendix C-3.
    - The State imposes additional limits on the amount of waiver services.

    When a limit is employed, specify: (a) the waiver services to which the limit applies; (b) the basis of the limit, including its basis in historical expenditure/utilization patterns and, as applicable, the processes and methodologies that are used to determine the amount of the limit to which a participant's services are subject; (c) how the limit will be adjusted over the course of the waiver period; (d) provisions for adjusting or making exceptions to the limit based on participant health and welfare needs or other factors specified by the state; (e) the safeguards that are in effect when the amount of the limit is insufficient to meet a participant's needs; (f) how participants are notified of the amount of the limit. (check each that applies)

    out of 24000

    out of 24000

    out of 24000

    out of 24000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (1 of 8)

  1. Responsibility for Service Plan Development. Per 42 CFR §441.301(b)(2), specify who is responsible for the development of the service plan and the qualifications of these individuals (select each that applies):

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (2 of 8)

  1. Service Plan Development Safeguards. Select one:

    out of 6000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (3 of 8)

  1. Supporting the Participant in Service Plan Development.

    out of 12000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (4 of 8)

  1. Service Plan Development Process.

    out of 24000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (5 of 8)

  1. Risk Assessment and Mitigation.

    out of 12000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (6 of 8)

  1. Informed Choice of Providers.

    out of 6000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (7 of 8)

  1. Process for Making Service Plan Subject to the Approval of the Medicaid Agency.

    out of 6000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-1: Service Plan Development (8 of 8)

  1. Service Plan Review and Update. The service plan is subject to at least annual periodic review and update to assess the appropriateness and adequacy of the services as participant needs change.

    out of 6000
  2. Maintenance of Service Plan Forms. Written copies or electronic facsimiles of service plans are maintained for a minimum period of 3 years as required by 45 CFR §74.53. Service plans are maintained by the following (check each that applies):

    out of 4000

Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery

D-2: Service Plan Implementation and Monitoring

  1. Service Plan Implementation and Monitoring.

    out of 24000
  2. Monitoring Safeguards. Select one:

    out of 24000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

Applicability (from Application Section 3, Components of the Waiver Request):

Complete the remainder of the Appendix.
Do not complete the remainder of the Appendix.

CMS urges states to afford all waiver participants the opportunity to direct their services. Participant direction of services includes the participant exercising decision-making authority over workers who provide services, a participant-managed budget or both. CMS will confer the Independence Plus designation when the waiver evidences a strong commitment to participant direction.

Indicate whether Independence Plus designation is requested (select one):

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (1 of 13)

  1. Description of Participant Direction.

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (2 of 13)

  1. Participant Direction Opportunities. Specify the participant direction opportunities that are available in the waiver. Select one:

    As specified in Appendix E-2, Item a, the participant (or the participant's representative) has decision-making authority over workers who provide waiver services. The participant may function as the common law employer or the co-employer of workers. Supports and protections are available for participants who exercise this authority.
    As specified in Appendix E-2, Item b, the participant (or the participant's representative) has decision-making authority over a budget for waiver services. Supports and protections are available for participants who have authority over a budget.
    The waiver provides for both participant direction opportunities as specified in Appendix E-2. Supports and protections are available for participants who exercise these authorities.
  2. Availability of Participant Direction by Type of Living Arrangement. Check each that applies:

    out of 4000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (3 of 13)

  1. Election of Participant Direction.

    out of 18000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (4 of 13)

  1. Information Furnished to Participant.

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (5 of 13)

  1. Participant Direction by a Representative.

    Specify the representatives who may direct waiver services: (check each that applies):

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (6 of 13)

  1. Participant-Directed Services.

    Participant-Directed Waiver Service Employer Authority Budget Authority
    Individual and Family Counseling
    Equipment and Supplies
    Institutional Respite
    Dietary Supplements
    Environmental Modification
    Transportation
    In-Home Supports

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (7 of 13)

  1. Financial Management Services. Except in certain circumstances, financial management services are mandatory and integral to participant direction. A governmental entity and/or another third-party entity must perform necessary financial transactions on behalf of the waiver participant. Select one:

    (Complete item E-1-i).

    Specify whether governmental and/or private entities furnish these services. Check each that applies:

    Do not complete Item E-1-i.

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (8 of 13)

  1. Provision of Financial Management Services. Financial management services (FMS) may be furnished as a waiver service or as an administrative activity. Select one:

    Provide the following information

    1. Types of Entities:

      out of 12000
    2. Payment for FMS.

      out of 12000
    3. Scope of FMS. Specify the scope of the supports that FMS entities provide (check each that applies):

      Supports furnished when the participant is the employer of direct support workers:

      out of 12000

      Supports furnished when the participant exercises budget authority:

      out of 12000

      Additional functions/activities:

      out of 12000
    4. Oversight of FMS Entities.

      out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (9 of 13)

  1. Information and Assistance in Support of Participant Direction. In addition to financial management services, participant direction is facilitated when information and assistance are available to support participants in managing their services. These supports may be furnished by one or more entities, provided that there is no duplication. Specify the payment authority (or authorities) under which these supports are furnished and, where required, provide the additional information requested (check each that applies):

    out of 6000
    Participant-Directed Waiver Service Information and Assistance Provided through this Waiver Service Coverage
    Individual and Family Counseling
    Equipment and Supplies
    Institutional Respite
    Dietary Supplements
    Environmental Modification
    Transportation
    Case Management
    In-Home Supports

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (10 of 13)

  1. Independent Advocacy (select one).

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (11 of 13)

  1. Voluntary Termination of Participant Direction.

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (12 of 13)

  1. Involuntary Termination of Participant Direction.

    out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-1: Overview (13 of 13)

  1. Goals for Participant Direction. In the following table, provide the State's goals for each year that the waiver is in effect for the unduplicated number of waiver participants who are expected to elect each applicable participant direction opportunity. Annually, the State will report to CMS the number of participants who elect to direct their waiver services.

    Table E-1-n
    Employer Authority Only Budget Authority Only or Budget Authority in Combination with Employer Authority
    Waiver Year Number of Participants Number of Participants
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-2: Opportunities for Participant Direction (1 of 6)

  1. Participant - Employer Authority Complete when the waiver offers the employer authority opportunity as indicated in Item E-1-b:

    1. Participant Employer Status. Specify the participant's employer status under the waiver. Select one or both:

      out of 6000
    2. Participant Decision Making Authority. The participant (or the participant's representative) has decision making authority over workers who provide waiver services. Select one or more decision making authorities that participants exercise:

      out of 4000

      out of 4000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-2: Opportunities for Participant-Direction (2 of 6)

  1. Participant - Budget Authority Complete when the waiver offers the budget authority opportunity as indicated in Item E-1-b:

    1. Participant Decision Making Authority. When the participant has budget authority, indicate the decision-making authority that the participant may exercise over the budget. Select one or more:

      out of 4000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-2: Opportunities for Participant-Direction (3 of 6)

  1. Participant - Budget Authority

    1. Participant-Directed Budget

      out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-2: Opportunities for Participant-Direction (4 of 6)

  1. Participant - Budget Authority

    1. Informing Participant of Budget Amount.

      out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-2: Opportunities for Participant-Direction (5 of 6)

  1. Participant - Budget Authority

    1. Participant Exercise of Budget Flexibility. Select one:

      out of 12000

Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services

E-2: Opportunities for Participant-Direction (6 of 6)

  1. Participant - Budget Authority

    1. Expenditure Safeguards.

      out of 12000

Appendix F: Participant Rights

Appendix F-1: Opportunity to Request a Fair Hearing

The State provides an opportunity to request a Fair Hearing under 42 CFR Part 431, Subpart E to individuals: (a) who are not given the choice of home and community-based services as an alternative to the institutional care specified in Item 1-F of the request; (b) are denied the service(s) of their choice or the provider(s) of their choice; or, (c) whose services are denied, suspended, reduced or terminated. The State provides notice of action as required in 42 CFR §431.210.

Procedures for Offering Opportunity to Request a Fair Hearing.

out of 12000

Appendix F: Participant-Rights

Appendix F-2: Additional Dispute Resolution Process

  1. Availability of Additional Dispute Resolution Process. Indicate whether the State operates another dispute resolution process that offers participants the opportunity to appeal decisions that adversely affect their services while preserving their right to a Fair Hearing. Select one:

  2. Description of Additional Dispute Resolution Process.

    out of 12000

Appendix F: Participant-Rights

Appendix F-3: State Grievance/Complaint System

  1. Operation of Grievance/Complaint System. Select one:

  2. Operational Responsibility.

    out of 4000
  3. Description of System.

    out of 12000

Appendix G: Participant Safeguards

Appendix G-1: Response to Critical Events or Incidents

  1. State Critical Event or Incident Reporting Requirements.

    out of 24000
  2. Participant Training and Education.

    out of 12000
  3. Responsibility for Review of and Response to Critical Events or Incidents.

    out of 12000
  4. Responsibility for Oversight of Critical Incidents and Events.

    out of 12000

Appendix G: Participant Safeguards

Appendix G-2: Safeguards Concerning Restraints and Restrictive Interventions (1 of 2)

  1. Use of Restraints or Seclusion. (Select one):

    out of 12000
    . Complete Items G-2-a-i and G-2-a-ii.
    1. Safeguards Concerning the Use of Restraints or Seclusion.

      out of 12000
    2. State Oversight Responsibility.

      out of 12000

Appendix G: Participant Safeguards

Appendix G-2: Safeguards Concerning Restraints and Restrictive Interventions (2 of 2)

  1. Use of Restrictive Interventions. (Select one):

    out of 12000
    Complete Items G-2-b-i and G-2-b-ii.
    1. Safeguards Concerning the Use of Restrictive Interventions.

      out of 20000
    2. State Oversight Responsibility.

      out of 20000

Appendix G: Participant Safeguards

Appendix G-3: Medication Management and Administration (1 of 2)

This Appendix must be completed when waiver services are furnished to participants who are served in licensed or unlicensed living arrangements where a provider has round-the-clock responsibility for the health and welfare of residents. The Appendix does not need to be completed when waiver participants are served exclusively in their own personal residences or in the home of a family member.

  1. Applicability. Select one:

    (do not complete the remaining items)
    (complete the remaining items)
  2. Medication Management and Follow-Up

    1. Responsibility.

      out of 12000
    2. Methods of State Oversight and Follow-Up.

      out of 12000

Appendix G: Participant Safeguards

Appendix G-3: Medication Management and Administration (2 of 2)

  1. Medication Administration by Waiver Providers

    1. Provider Administration of Medications. Select one:

      (do not complete the remaining items)
      (complete the remaining items)
      Do not complete the rest of this section
    2. State Policy.

      out of 12000
    3. Medication Error Reporting. Select one of the following:

      Complete the following three items:

      out of 12000

      out of 12000

      out of 12000

      out of 12000
    4. State Oversight Responsibility.

      out of 12000

Appendix H: Quality Management Strategy (1 of 2)

Under §1915(c) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR §441.302, the approval of an HCBS waiver requires that CMS determine that the State has made satisfactory assurances concerning the protection of participant health and welfare, financial accountability and other elements of waiver operations. Renewal of an existing waiver is contingent upon review by CMS and a finding by CMS that the assurances have been met. By completing the HCBS waiver application, the State specifies how it has designed the waiver’s critical processes, structures and operational features in order to meet these assurances.

CMS recognizes that a state’s waiver Quality Management Strategy may vary depending on the nature of the waiver target population, the services offered, and the waiver’s relationship to other public programs, and will extend beyond regulatory requirements. However, for the purpose of this application, the State is expected to have, at the minimum, systems in place to measure and improve its own performance in meeting six specific waiver assurances and requirements.

It may be more efficient and effective for a Quality Management Strategy to span multiple waivers and other long-term care services. CMS recognizes the value of this approach and will ask the state to identify other waiver programs and long-term care services that are addressed in the Quality Management Strategy.

Quality management is dynamic and the Quality Management Strategy may, and probably will, change over time. Modifications or updates to the Quality Management Strategy shall be submitted to CMS in conjunction with the annual report required under the provisions of 42 CFR §441.302(h) and at the time of waiver renewal.

Quality Management Strategy: Minimum Components

The Quality Management Strategy that will be in effect during the period of the waiver is included as Attachment #1 to Appendix H. The Quality Management Strategy should be no more than ten-pages in length. It may reference other documents that provide additional supporting information about specific elements of the Quality Management Strategy. Other documents that are cited must be available to CMS upon request through the Medicaid agency or the operating agency (if appropriate).

In the QMS, a state spells out:

If the State’s Quality Management Strategy is not fully developed at the time the waiver application is submitted, the state may provide a work plan to fully develop its Quality Management Strategy, including the specific tasks that the State plans to undertake during the period that the waiver is in effect, the major milestones associated with these tasks, and the entity (or entities) responsible for the completion of these tasks.

When the Quality Management Strategy spans more than one waiver and/or other types of long-term care services under the Medicaid State plan, specify the control numbers for the other waiver programs and identify the other long-term services that are addressed in the Quality Management Strategy.

Appendix H: Quality Management Strategy (2 of 2)

Attachment #1

out of 60000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-1: Financial Integrity and Accountability

Financial Integrity.

out of 12000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-2: Rates, Billing and Claims (1 of 3)

  1. Rate Determination Methods.

    out of 12000
  2. Flow of Billings.

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-2: Rates, Billing and Claims (2 of 3)

  1. Certifying Public Expenditures (select one):

    Select at least one:

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-2: Rates, Billing and Claims (3 of 3)

  1. Billing Validation Process.

    out of 6000
  2. Billing and Claims Record Maintenance Requirement. Records documenting the audit trail of adjudicated claims (including supporting documentation) are maintained by the Medicaid agency, the operating agency (if applicable), and providers of waiver services for a minimum period of 3 years as required in 45 CFR §74.53.

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (1 of 7)

  1. Method of payments -- MMIS (select one):

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (2 of 7)

  1. Direct payment. In addition to providing that the Medicaid agency makes payments directly to providers of waiver services, payments for waiver services are made utilizing one or more of the following arrangements (select at least one):

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (3 of 7)

  1. Supplemental or Enhanced Payments. Section 1902(a)(30) requires that payments for services be consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care. Section 1903(a)(1) provides for Federal financial participation to States for expenditures for services under an approved State plan/waiver. Specify whether supplemental or enhanced payments are made. Select one:

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (4 of 7)

  1. Payments to Public Providers. Specify whether public providers receive payment for the provision of waiver services.

    Do not complete Item I-3-e.
    Complete Item I-3-e.

    out of 4000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (5 of 7)

  1. Amount of Payment to Public Providers.

    Specify whether any public provider receives payments (including regular and any supplemental payments) that in the aggregate exceed its reasonable costs of providing waiver services and, if so, how the State recoups the excess and returns the Federal share of the excess to CMS on the quarterly expenditure report. Select one:

    Answers provided in Appendix I-3-d indicate that you do not need to complete this section.

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (6 of 7)

  1. Provider Retention of Payments. Section 1903(a)(1) provides that Federal matching funds are only available for expenditures made by states for services under the approved waiver. Select one:

    out of 12000

    out of 12000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-3: Payment (7 of 7)

  1. Additional Payment Arrangements

    1. Voluntary Reassignment of Payments to a Governmental Agency. Select one:

      out of 4000
    2. Organized Health Care Delivery System. Select one:

      out of 18000
    3. Contracts with MCOs, PIHPs or PAHPs. Select one:

      out of 18000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-4: Non-Federal Matching Funds (1 of 3)

  1. State Level Source(s) of the Non-Federal Share of Computable Waiver Costs. Specify the State source or sources of the non-federal share of computable waiver costs. Select at least one:

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-4: Non-Federal Matching Funds (2 of 3)

  1. Local or Other Source(s) of the Non-Federal Share of Computable Waiver Costs. Specify the source or sources of the non-federal share of computable waiver costs that are not from state sources. Select One:

    . There are no non-State level sources of funds for the non-federal share.
    Check each that applies:

    out of 6000

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-4: Non-Federal Matching Funds (3 of 3)

  1. Information Concerning Certain Sources of Funds. Indicate whether any of the funds listed in Items I-4-a or I-4-b that make up the non-federal share of computable waiver costs come from the following sources: (a) provider taxes or fees; (b) provider donations; and/or, (c) federal funds (other than FFP). Select one:

    Check each that applies:

    out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-5: Exclusion of Medicaid Payment for Room and Board

  1. Services Furnished in Residential Settings. Select one:

  2. Method for Excluding the Cost of Room and Board Furnished in Residential Settings.
    Do not complete this item.

    out of 12000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-6: Payment for Rent and Food Expenses of an Unrelated Live-In Caregiver

Reimbursement for the Rent and Food Expenses of an Unrelated Live-In Personal Caregiver. Select one:

out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-7: Participant Co-Payments for Waiver Services and Other Cost Sharing (1 of 5)

  1. Co-Payment Requirements. Specify whether the State imposes a co-payment or similar charge upon waiver participants for waiver services. These charges are calculated per service and have the effect of reducing the total computable claim for federal financial participation. Select one:

    1. Co-Pay Arrangement.

      Specify the types of co-pay arrangements that are imposed on waiver participants (check each that applies):

      Charges Associated with the Provision of Waiver Services (if any are checked, complete Items I-7-a-ii through I-7-a-iv):

      out of 6000

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-7: Participant Co-Payments for Waiver Services and Other Cost Sharing (2 of 5)

  1. Co-Payment Requirements.

    1. Participants Subject to Co-pay Charges for Waiver Services.

      Answers provided in Appendix I-7-a indicate that you do not need to complete this section.

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-7: Participant Co-Payments for Waiver Services and Other Cost Sharing (3 of 5)

  1. Co-Payment Requirements.

    1. Amount of Co-Pay Charges for Waiver Services.

      Answers provided in Appendix I-7-a indicate that you do not need to complete this section.

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-7: Participant Co-Payments for Waiver Services and Other Cost Sharing (4 of 5)

  1. Co-Payment Requirements.

    1. Cumulative Maximum Charges.

      Answers provided in Appendix I-7-a indicate that you do not need to complete this section.

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

I-7: Participant Co-Payments for Waiver Services and Other Cost Sharing (5 of 5)

  1. Other State Requirement for Cost Sharing. Specify whether the State imposes a premium, enrollment fee or similar cost sharing on waiver participants. Select one:

    out of 12000

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-1: Composite Overview and Demonstration of Cost-Neutrality Formula

Composite Overview.

Nursing Facility

Col. 1 Col. 2 Col. 3 Col. 4 Col. 5 Col. 6 Col. 7 Col. 8
Year Factor D Factor D' Total: D+D' Factor G Factor G' Total: G+G' Difference (Col 7 less Column4)
1 10972.30 32829.30 67149.00 34319.70
2 11356.65 33978.65 70333.00 36354.35
3 11753.33 35167.33 73670.00 38502.67

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (1 of 7)

  1. Number Of Unduplicated Participants Served. Enter the total number of unduplicated participants from Item B-3-a who will be served each year that the waiver is in operation. When the waiver serves individuals under more than one level of care, specify the number of unduplicated participants for each level of care:

    Table: J-2-a: Unduplicated Participants
    Waiver Year Total Number Unduplicated Number of Participants (from Item B-3-a) Distribution of Unduplicated Participants by Level of Care (if applicable)
    Level of Care:
    Nursing Facility
    Year 1 25
    Year 2 25
    Year 3 25

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (2 of 7)

  1. Average Length of Stay.

    out of 6000

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (3 of 7)

  1. Derivation of Estimates for Each Factor. Provide a narrative description for the derivation of the estimates of the following factors.

    1. out of 12000
    2. out of 12000
    3. out of 12000
    4. out of 12000

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (4 of 7)

Component management for waiver services. If the service(s) below includes two or more discrete services that are reimbursed separately, or is a bundled service, each component of the service must be listed. Select “manage components” to add these components.

Waiver Services
Individual and Family Counseling
Equipment and Supplies
Institutional Respite
Dietary Supplements
Environmental Modification
Transportation
Case Management
In-Home Supports

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (5 of 7)

  1. Estimate of Factor D.

    i. Non-Concurrent Waiver.

Waiver Service/ Component Unit # Users Avg. Units Per User Avg. Cost/ Unit Component Cost Total Cost
GRAND TOTAL: 274307.50
Total Estimated Unduplicated Participants: 25
Factor D (Divide total by number of participants): 10972.30
Average Length of Stay on the Waiver:
Individual and Family Counseling Total: 2640.00
Individual and Family Counseling 2640.00
Equipment and Supplies Total: 10464.00
Equipment and Supplies 10464.00
Institutional Respite Total: 6300.00
Institutional Respite 6300.00
Dietary Supplements Total: 2238.50
Dietary Supplements 2238.50
Environmental Modification Total: 2431.50
Environmental Modification 2431.50
Transportation Total: 22987.50
Transportation 22987.50
Case Management Total: 20750.00
Case Management 20750.00
In-Home Supports Total: 206496.00
In-Home Supports 206496.00

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (6 of 7)

  1. Estimate of Factor D.

    i. Non-Concurrent Waiver.

Waiver Service/ Component Unit # Users Avg. Units Per User Avg. Cost/ Unit Component Cost Total Cost
GRAND TOTAL: 283916.26
Total Estimated Unduplicated Participants: 25
Factor D (Divide total by number of participants): 11356.65
Average Length of Stay on the Waiver:
Individual and Family Counseling Total: 2732.16
Individual and Family Counseling 2732.16
Equipment and Supplies Total: 10830.24
Equipment and Supplies 10830.24
Institutional Respite Total: 6520.50
Institutional Respite 6520.50
Dietary Supplements Total: 2312.50
Dietary Supplements 2312.50
Environmental Modification Total: 2516.61
Environmental Modification 2516.61
Transportation Total: 23792.25
Transportation 23792.25
Case Management Total: 21480.00
Case Management 21480.00
In-Home Supports Total: 213732.00
In-Home Supports 213732.00

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

J-2: Derivation of Estimates (7 of 7)

  1. Estimate of Factor D.

    i. Non-Concurrent Waiver.

Waiver Service/ Component Unit # Users Avg. Units Per User Avg. Cost/ Unit Component Cost Total Cost
GRAND TOTAL: 293833.19
Total Estimated Unduplicated Participants: 25
Factor D (Divide total by number of participants): 11753.33
Average Length of Stay on the Waiver:
Individual and Family Counseling Total: 2828.16
Individual and Family Counseling 2828.16
Equipment and Supplies Total: 11217.28
Equipment and Supplies 11217.28
Institutional Respite Total: 6748.56
Institutional Respite 6748.56
Dietary Supplements Total: 2395.75
Dietary Supplements 2395.75
Environmental Modification Total: 2604.69
Environmental Modification 2604.69
Transportation Total: 24624.75
Transportation 24624.75
Case Management Total: 22230.00
Case Management 22230.00
In-Home Supports Total: 221184.00
In-Home Supports 221184.00