Personal Care for Individuals under 21 No Longer Under EPSDT
Moms In Motion congratulates all the parents who advocated to bring this change. Way to go!
DMAS is working with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse that move. Personal care, private duty nursing and assistive technology will be moving back under the CCC Plus Waiver, effective May 1.
Last year, Medicaid CCC Plus Waiver personal care for people under the age of 21 was changed. The change required new forms and a new process for authorizing personal care using standards for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT). The changes were confusing and resulted in some young people receiving fewer hours of personal care than they had in the past.
New Fiscal Agents
MCOs and Waivers will be switching fiscal agents for the Medicaid waiver-funded Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) programs. Learn if you’ll be switching to CDCN, ACES$ or staying with PPL.
Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+)
CCC+ is a new statewide Medicaid Managed long term services and supports program that will serve approximately 214,000 individuals with complex care needs, through an integrated delivery model, across the full continuum of care. Care Management is at the heart of the CCC+ high-touch, person-centered program design. CCC+ focuses on improving quality, access and efficiency. More details