Monday, January 11, 2016

Michigan : Dept. of Health and Human Services seeks approval for combining Medicaid Waivers under a new 1115 Demonstration Waiver

Below is an email from the MI Dept. of Health and Human Services. I added links that were not in the original email, but the gist of the notice is the same. I do not know much about the proposal to combine several of Michigan's Medicaid Waivers under  a 1115 Demonstration Waiver, but here is where you can find out more :

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is seeking approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a 1115 Demonstration Waiver to combine under a single waiver authority for all services and eligible populations served through its 1915(b) and its multiple 1915(c) waivers for persons with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED).

Under this consolidated waiver authority, Michigan is seeking broad flexibility to develop quality, financing and integrated care (physical and behavioral health care) initiatives for all Specialty Service Populations on a statewide basis. Two public hearings have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

January 13, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Webinar:  https://connectpro148710=
U.S. Toll-Free Access Number: 877-366-0711 Participant Passcode: 39535358

January 28, 2016, Lansing Center, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
333 Michigan Avenue
Lansing MI 48933

Below is the link to the Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver :
Stakeholder Letter on the new 1115 Waiver Proposal 

Pathway to Integration, Section 1115 Waiver Summary

Pathway to Integration, Michigan’s 1115 Waiver Proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Persons with Severe Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Children with Severe Emotional Disturbances

Teri Baker, Executive Secretary
Division of Program Development, Consultation and Contracts
Bureau of Community Based Services
Lewis Cass Building, 5th Floor
320 South Walnut, Lansing, MI 48913
Phone (517) 241-5066
Fax (517) 335-5376
[MDHHS logo (2)]

Here is the MDHHS Website on the 1115 Waiver

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