Proposed Changes to CAP MRDD Waivers in coming months and years….take a look…

Please be aware of proposed changes to CAP MRDD system in the coming months and years.  Most proposals are available for public comment if you wish.  We encourage interested parties to review the proposed information and make comment to DMA as you see fit.  Please remember comments are public information and kept as such.  Please see below for details and links to current proposals and policies as shared by State CFAC and links to comment pages available on State websites below.

CAP MRDD Waivers

All efforts at Budget reduction and proposed changes to policy are available on the DMA website.  Budget initiatives can be found here: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/budgetinitiatives.htm

Proposed changes to clinical policy in total can be found here: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/mpproposed/index.htm

In particular interest are the below areas of policy:

Please note date listed for each service definition as the Public Comment period ends on different dates.

The following proposed new or amended Medicaid clinical coverage policies are available for review:

  • Proposed Clinical Coverage Policy for CAP/MR-DD Public comment ends March 11, 2010

As a result of the 2009 Case Management Steering Committee’s work, four work groups have been established to assist in the development and implementation of consolidated case management services.

Service Definition Work Group

Community Alternatives Program (CAP) Waiver Consolidation Work Group

Forms Consolidation Work Group

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) Linkage Work Group

On January 19, 2010, the Division and DMA held their first Case Management meeting for the year. Please review the following website for the meeting minutes, PowerPoint Presentations and information on the Case Management Model Act of 2009.

http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/provider/CMWorkgroups.htm

A notice was sent at the end of January to recipients regarding these changes in case management. See the DMA website (http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/pub/consumerlibrary.htm) for a copy of the notice.  Comments and questions about the reductions in case management services may be directed to DMA Behavioral Health Section 919-855-4290.

Revised Person Centered Plan (PCP)  – the Revised document and plan can be found below.  Comments and input also taken on this tool.

  • PCP Manual

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/statspublications/manualsforms/pcp/pcp-instructionmanual2-3-10.pdf

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2 Responses

  1. to whom this may concern i dont thing thats a good ideal because i dont wont the respite person in my home like that.just not a good ideal

    • This is great feedback Tammy. The Autism Society of North Carolina supports state policies that would allow for respite to take place either outside the home, or inside of it, depending on the needs of the caregiver and individual. Respite options should be flexible enough to address the needs of a particular situation, while still ensuring health, safety and quality care.

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