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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) - Long Term Care Waiver

The Acquired Brain Injury Long Term Care Waiver program provides an alternative to institutional care for individuals who have reached a plateau in their rehabilitation and require maintenance services to live safely in the community and avoid institutionalization.

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What's New?

Waiver Provider Letter #WP-A1 - New Federal Rule for HCB Settings (May 16, 2014)

What services are available?

The following services are available under the Acquired Brain Injury Long Term Care Waiver program:

  • Case Management
  • Community Living Supports
  • Respite Care
  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Adult Day Training
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Behavior Programming
  • Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Supported Employment
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nursing Supports
  • Family Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Assessment and Reassessment
  • Supervised Residential Care

Note: For members interested in Consumer Directed Option Services for ABI Long Term Care, visit the DMS CDO Web page.

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How do I apply for services?

To apply, first complete the MAP-26 - ABI Program Application and MAP-10 - Waiver Services Physician's Recommendations. Fax or mail the completed applications to the Acquired Brain Injury Branch. When funding becomes available, an allocation letter will be sent directing you to choose a case manager who will help you with the admission process and the development of a plan of care.

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Who is eligible for services?

Persons who:

  • Are at least 18 years of age;
  • Meet nursing facility level of care;
  • Have a primary diagnosis of an acquired brain injury which necessitates supervision, rehabilitative services and long term supports; and
  • Are Medicaid eligible

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ABI Waiver program exclusions
The following conditions are not considered acquired brain injuries requiring specialized rehabilitation:

  • A stroke treatable in a nursing facility providing routine rehabilitation services
  • A spinal cord injury with no known or obvious injury to the intercranial central nervous system
  • Progressive dementia or other mentally impairing condition of a chronic degenerative nature such as senile dementia, organic brain disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, alcoholism or other addiction
  • Depression or psychiatric disorders with no known or obvious central nervous system damage
  • Birth defects
  • Mental retardation not associated with an acquired brain injury
  • A condition which causes an individual to pose a level of danger or aggression which cannot be managed and treated in a community setting

Note: Special criteria for financial eligibility for Medicaid are applied for this program.

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For questions?
 

Regarding policy, contact:
Division of Community Alternatives
Acquired Brain Injury Branch
275 East Main Street
6W-B
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone:
(502) 564-5198
Fax:
(502) 564-0249
Toll Free: (866) 878-2626

Contact us by e-mail:
Tracy Bentley
Karen Maciag
Diane Pratt
Rena Warner

Regarding this website, contact the CHFS DMS Webmaster

Regarding billing issues, contact HP at
(800) 807-1232

Enrolling as a provider, contact the ABI Branch at (502) 564-5198 or (866) 878-2626

 

Last Updated 8/27/2014
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