DDA Medicaid Waiver Programs

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) administers  three 1915 (c) Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs on behalf of Maryland’s Medicaid Office including the Family Supports Waiver, Community Supports, and Community Pathways Waivers.  A Waiver program approved by the federal Centers on Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) allows states to waive or bend the usual rules to allow Medicaid and other services to be delivered in a different place, to people with different needs, or different income levels. For people who are eligible, this kind of program provides services in the community as an alternative to receiving them in an institution. Applicants must initially and continuously meet specific technical, medical, and financial criteria.  The DDA Waiver programs consist of services that support individual’s assessed needs.  Highlighted below are a list of support services under each DDA Waiver program.​ 

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DDA Waivers-Service List

    

Waiver Programs

 

Service

    

Family Supports

Community Supports

Community Pathways

Assistive Technology and Services

X

X

X

Behavioral Support Services

X

X

X

Career Exploration

 

X

X

Community Development Services

 

X

X

Community Living--Enhanced Supports

 

 

X

Community Living --Group Home 

 

 

X

Day Habilitation

 

X

X

Environmental Assessment

X

X

X

Environmental Modifications

X

X

X

Employment Discovery and Customization Services (ends June 30, 2021)

 

X

X

Employment Services

 

X

X

Family and Peer Mentoring Supports

X

X

X

Family Caregiver Training and Empowerment Services

X

X

X

Individual and Family Directed Goods and Services

X

X

X

Housing Support Services

X

X

X

Live-In Caregiver Supports

 

 

X

Medical Day Care

 

X

X

Nursing Consultation

X

X

X

Nursing Case Management and Delegation Services

X

X

X

Nursing Health Case Management

 

X

X

Participant Education, Training and Advocacy Supports

X

X

X

Personal Supports

X

X

X

Remote Support Services

 

 

X

Respite Care Services

X

X

X

Shared Living

 

 

X

Support Broker Services

X

X

X

Supported Employment (ends June 30, 2021)

 

X

X

Supported Living

 

 

X

Transition Services

 

 

X

Transportation

X

X

X

Vehicle Modifications

X

X

X

​​Note : As a person-centered system, DDA supports informed choices, self-determination, and rights.​

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