AJE is happy to share this important information with our families.
The Department on Disability Services (DDS) in collaboration with the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) is hosting two virtual public forums to receive stakeholder input about new and amended waiver services the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Individual and Family Support (IFS) Waiver and the amendment to the HCBS Waiver for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (HBCS IDD).
Wednesday, June 24 • 10 am – 11 am
Individual and Family Support (IFS) Waiver
The new IFS Waiver will allow District residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) who live in an independent environment, either in their own homes or with family or friends, to receive Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver supports tailored to their specific needs.
The IFS Waiver offers a full range of health and clinical services, including 18 services, all of which are currently available under the Medicaid IDD Waiver, and new Education Supports Services. Residential supports and services will not be included in the IFS waiver.
Two Ways to Participate
By Phone: 1-650-479-3208 Ι Access Code: 479 487 709
Accommodations for this public forum are available upon request. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and accommodation request by June 19, 2020, to Cynthia.Scott@dc.gov or call at (202) 910-0148. Details about the IFS Waiver are available on the DDS website.
Thursday, June 25 • 10 am – 11:30 am
Proposed Amendments to the HCBS IDD Waiver
Proposed amendments to the IDD Waiver include:(1) changes to the amount, duration and scope of several services; (2) systemic changes related to systems improvements, including the new DDS Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Formal Complaint System; and (3) reimbursement rate changes to comply with the District Universal Paid Leave Act and the Living Wage Act. The District is proposing changes to nine (9) IDD waiver services (i.e. Assistive Technology, Companion, Day Habilitation, Employment Readiness, Host Home without Transportation, Residential Habilitation, Respite, Supported Living, and Wellness Services) to align their scope with actual participant need and encouraging the use of natural supports instead of paid services.
Two Ways to Participate
By Phone:1-650-479-3208 Ι Access code: 472 477 560)
Accommodations for this public forum are available upon request. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and accommodation request by June 19, 2020, to Cynthia.Scott@dc.gov or call at (202) 910-0148. Details about the IDD Waiver are available on the DDS website.
Other Ways to Comment
If you are not able to attend the public forums, you can submit written comments to:
|Ieisha Gray, Director
Long Term Care Administration
Department of Health Care Finance
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 900S
Washington, DC 20001
You may also send comments via email to Ieisha.Gray@dc.gov. Comments must be received by July 12, 2020. Please identify the specific waiver you are commenting on.