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Waiver Extension Announced

NC Department of Health and Human Services — August 08, 2018
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has announced a temporary extension of North Carolina's 1915(b) waiver program and the 1915(c) NC Innovations Waiver.  Both waivers were to expire on July 31, 2018; however, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted North Carolina a temporary extension until October 1, 2018.
 
The NC Innovations Waiver will continue to operate at cost and utilization levels approved for the fifth (current) year of the waiver until the new expiration date. The NC Innovations Individual Cost Limit of $135,000 per year will continue to reset with members’ approved annual Individual Support Plans.
 
It is important to note that services that have “Life of the Waiver” financial limits (such as Home Modifications, Vehicle Modifications and Assistive Technology) may not exceed those limitations until after the NC Innovations waiver is renewed. Once the waiver is renewed, those financial limits will start over.
 
To view the full announcement (#J300); visit NC DHHS’ website. We will continue to share updates on waiver renewals in our COMMUNITY newsletter and on our website.
 

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