The Community Pathways Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver requires renewal by the federal government, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), every five years. The current waiver is approved through the end of June 2018. In order to prevent a gap in services, the renewal application must be submitted to CMS in January 2018. The Community Pathways Waiver Renewal will include best practices and stakeholder input generated during the development and comment period of the two New DDA Waivers (i.e. Family Supports Waiver and the Community Supports Waiver).
The goals for the renewal application include:
Services have been grouped under “Meaningful Day (Employment and Day Services)”, “Support Services”, “Residential Services”, and "Self-Direction Services”.
**Update** - Community Pathways Waiver Renewal Public comment period has been changed to November 13, 2017 through December 12, 2017.
For more info, see
Waiver Renewal Next Steps
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