Medicaid Waiver Redesign
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has begun the process of redesigning Medicaid waivers through the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services (BDDS). We will share up-to-date information on the waiver redesign process, and how you can provide feedback, on this page.
5/7/20 – DDRS update on waiver redesign pause
In late March, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services and the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was necessary to temporarily pause our waiver redesign efforts. During the pause, we have continued to take public feedback on the waiver redesign concept paper through email and survey. In addition, our waiver redesign contractor – Human Services Research Institute – has continued their work.
At this time, we have determined that we must continue to pause this important work, while we continue to support efforts related to the impact of COVID-19 and the focus to begin transitioning toward recovery. Within this context, we are planning to “unpause” the project on Monday, June 1,2020. Leading up to that time, we will provide a more detailed plan of action, but intend to provide a few weeks to finish out public feedback – including offering virtual stakeholder listening forums – and then will establish a revised timeline for the next steps in this project.
We appreciate your understanding and partnership as we adapt our waiver redesign timeline to ensure that we can all focus on more immediate needs. We look forward to the opportunity to transition our collective efforts back to the important work of designing and creating waivers that assist individuals and families in living their vision of a good life.
DDRS Executive Summary – English, Spanish and Burmese
- To access the Executive Summary in English click here.
- Para acceder al Resumen Ejecutivo en español, haga clic aquí.
A View into Medicaid Waiver Redesign podcast (4/20/2020)
Waiver Redesign FAQ (03/06/2020)
Waiver Redesign Family listening session webinar recording (02/27/2020)
Following are ways to share your feedback