CMPDD’s Medicaid Waiver Program Update

The CMPDD Medicaid Waiver team has been working diligently on the Elderly and Disabled (E & D) Waiver Program.  The E & D Waiver is a statewide program designed to offer assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries who are 21 years of age or older.   They must meet income qualifications by either having SSI Medicaid, or having a monthly income that is no more than 300% of the SSI Medicaid income limits.  Applicants must be screened and assessed by a Case Management team, and approved by the Division of Medicaid.  They must require assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating, ambulation and/or transferring.  For all clients that are approved for the Elderly and Disabled waiver program, the Case Management teams work to assure that all needs for services are addressed, regardless of payor source.

CMPDD has 23 full Case Management (CM) teams.  Beginning February 3, 2020, we added the new project of an admissions/float team.  The admissions team will conduct initial assessments and manage the clients up until approval by the Division of Medicaid (DOM).  Once approved by the DOM, the client will be assigned to a permanent CM team. 

During the months of January, February, and March 2020, CMPDD served an average of 2,250 Active clients per month.  We served an average of 65 clients per month pending approval at DOM and an average of 35 clients per month pending physician signature.

CMPDD’s Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver program provides Case Management (CM) and Home Delivered Meal (HDM) services to Medicaid eligible elderly and/or disabled recipients who desire to remain in their home setting.  The Registered Nurse and Licensed Social Worker work together as a team to coordinate all approved Waiver services and conduct monthly home visits to assure the approved services are meeting the clients’ needs.

For more information on Elderly & Disabled Waiver services, please contact Teresa Burrell-Shoto, RN, Case Management Director, at 601-855-5914 or  Contact the Division of Medicaid for information on how to become a Waiver provider.

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