The Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), issued a notice that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Missouri’s request to renew the 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. Upon CMS waiver approval, changes were implemented that impact Group Home, Individualized Supported Living, Shared Living providers and Remote Services for the 1915(c) Home & Community Based Service waivers. The Implementation of Waiver Service Changes in Response to CMS Waiver Renewal memo has been posted and applies to all four 1915(c) waivers and individuals serviced by those waivers statewide.
The DMH DD memo contains information for transition of Personal Assistant, Individualized Skill Development, or Community Networking Service from Group Home, Individualized Supported Living, and Shared Living. It also contains information for transition of Remote Monitoring from Personal Assistant Service to Assistive Technology Service.