The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Virginia’s Waiver redesign for implementation. This affects the ID, DD, and Day Support Waivers. The waivers will now be called the Community Living (CL), the Family and Individual Support (FIS), and the Building Independence (BI) Waivers, respectively. And the approved implementation date is September 1. There will more information coming from DBHDS and DMAS regarding the schedule and implementation steps over the next few weeks.
For questions on the waiver redesign The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering a free webinar on August 18th 2016 from 10am to 11:30am.
Or you can contact the DBHDS hotline at 1-844-603-9248. Weekly conference calls continue to be held by DBHDS and DMAS every Wednesday through August. This week’s call will be Wednesday, August 18 at 11 am. The call-in number is 1-844-253-8003 and the passcode is 45936251.