NC Innovations Waiver

The North Carolina Innovations Waiver is a resource for funding services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are at risk for institutional care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID).

NC Innovations provides an array of community-based services and supports that provide a community-based alternative to institutional care and promote choice, control and community integration. Individuals on NC Innovations must meet eligibility criteria, including having or being eligible for Medicaid.

This website provides information to assist you in understanding and using NC Innovations services.

Consumers: Information and tips to assist members in accessing services.

Providers: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions maintains web pages designed specifically to assist our providers in delivering the best services to members and their families.

Communications: Communications for both providers, members and their families on a variety of Innovations services and topics.

Services: NC Innovations covers specific services for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.

Support Needs Matrix: The Support Needs Matrix is the system designed to standardize funding among individuals who have similar support needs. The system reflects the assessment of the individual's levels of support needs, age, living arrangements and budget limits.

Individual and Family Directed Services: NC Innovations offers members and families the opportunity to direct part, or all, of their services through several different options.

Publications: Cardinal Innovations offers a variety of publications to assist members, their families and providers in accessing services, including the individual and Family guide for NC Innovations.

FAQs: Find answers to your most frequently asked questions.