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Medicaid Waiver for the Traumatically Brain Injured (TBI) and Aged and Disabled (Med Waiver)

Waiver description

North Dakota has been approved by the federal government to operate two 1915(c) waivers that allows the delivery of home and community based services for individuals who would ordinarily be admitted to a nursing facility.

The Aged and Disabled Waiver is designed to provide alternative services for individuals with disabilities or individuals over 65 years of age who are eligible for the Medicaid Program and have medical needs that would qualify them to enter a nursing facility. The waiver allows North Dakota to pay for alternative services that permits these individuals to remain in their own homes or community settings.

Likewise, the Traumatic Brain Injured waiver allows North Dakota to pay alternative home and community based services for individuals who have suffered a brain injury and would otherwise be eligible to be admitted to a nursing home.

The Aged and Disabled Waiver served 453 clients in FFY 2001. The average number of clients served per month 282. The average cost per month to Medicaid was $1,333 with total expenditures of $4,504,154 from the Medicaid program.

For more information, view the fact sheet (212kb pdf).

 

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