Provider Alert - Changes to the collection of patient liability scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2018, have been stopped. The Department for Medicaid Services has issued the following statement: "The Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Department for Medicaid Services has determined that it is in the best interest of those we serve to rescind the recent guidance on Patient Liability (Home and Community Based Waivers) issued earlier this year, and which would have gone into effect on August 1, 2018. Our top priority continues to be the health and welfare of Kentuckians and the beneficiaries whom we serve. The Department for Medicaid Services will provide additional guidance after a thorough review."
The Medicaid Waiver Review: The Division of Community Alternatives has developed a quarterly newsletter to keep providers and participants informed of the latest news from the 1915(c) waiver program. Click here to read the first issue.
1915(c) Waiver Redesign Town Hall Information: In May 2018, The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS), in partnership with the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), conducted a series of stakeholder town halls during which Navigant Consulting shared its preliminary recommendations for redesigning Kentucky's 1915(c) waivers. Summaries of Navigant's recommendations can be found below.
Town Hall Summary of Recommendations FINAL
Town Hall Summary of Recommendations User Friendly FINAL
In addition, DMS and Navigant recorded the presentation for viewing.
KY Town Hall Presentation May 2018
DMS compiled frequently asked questions (FAQ) from the town halls. The FAQ document will evolve and be updated as the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) makes decisions concerning the recommendations.
Navigant will release a comprehensive report with more information on the 1915(c) waiver assessment process, its assessment findings, and more details about its recommendations for improving the 1915(c) waiver programs later this summer.
CHFS will continue to accept questions and concerns about Kentucky Medicaid's 1915(c) waiver program. Please submit comments and questions by email.
Thank you for your interest and feedback on the 1915(c) waiver assessment. We look forward to continued collaboration with stakeholders and will release further information as it is available.