Pennsylvania Receives Waiver Amendment Approvals

Topics: HCBS, HCBS Rule, Medicaid, State News,

The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) received approvals of amendments to the ID/A waivers that were submitted to CMS on August 3, 2018 and approved by CMS on September 25, 2018.  The approved waivers include modifications that were made as a result of comments received by 57 individuals, families, organizations and other interested persons. 

 Amendment was due to: Changes to continue to align service definitions with the CMS HCBS Final Rule, Update policies and practice to ensure consistent implementation, Streamline processes that affect service delivery, Improve the quality of services provided and develop and support qualified staff, Increase competitive integrated employment, Support people with complex needs, Promote health, wellness and safety,   Expand options for community living, and Increase community participation.

Each full waiver application approved by CMS, as well as a side-by-side of substantive changes made as a result of public comment, is available online.