Other Waiver Roles
The inability to identify and document a Backup caregiver for the Primary Caregiver, may result in termination of home and community based services (HCBS).
DD Support Coordinator (SC)
Support Coordinators are employed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) in Community Services Board (CSB) offices throughout Virginia. They are responsible for determining eligibility for CL, FIS, and BI waivers when allocated funds for slots are available.
Support coordination consists of assessing and planning of services; linking the individual to services and supports identified in the individual support plan; assisting the individual directly for the purpose of locating, developing, or obtaining needed services and resources; coordinating services and service planning with other agencies and providers involved with the individual; enhancing community integration; making collateral contacts to promote the implementation of the individual support plan and community integration; monitoring the individual to assess ongoing progress and ensuring that authorized services are delivered; and educating and counseling the individual to guide him to develop supportive relationships that promote the individual support plan.
MCO Care Coordinator
Care Coordinators are employed by respective Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). In Virginia, those MCOs are:
- United Healthcare
- VA Premier
Care Coordinators are responsible for completing Health Risk Assessments (HRA) for newly enrolled members and reassessments every 6 months. HRAs are comprehensive assessments of a member’s medical, psycho-social, cognitive, and functional status in order to determine their medical, behavioral health, Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS), and social needs.