The Intellectual Development Disabilities Waiver 5 year renewal application is available for public comment until 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2015.
website link and details below – Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver Application Available for Public Comment until April 24, 2015
To review the application click here. Please note the application has changed since it was first posted on 3/23/2015 to correct errors in the amount, frequency or duration of services in Home Based Person Centered Support and Family Person Centered Support Services in Appendix C.
Comments may be submitted by:
- Email to IDDWComment@wv.gov
- Regular mail to The WV Bureau of Medical Services, HCBS Unit, 350 Capitol Street, Room 251, Charleston, WV 25301
If you need an accessible format of the document please calll 304-356-4892.
There is a public comment period with significant proposed changes noted on page 1 of the 190 page document. Below is an excerpt from page one Major Changes section:
- Added a minimum age of 3 to apply for the Intellectual/Developmental Disability Waiver (IDDW)
- Added a new service – Pre-Vocational Services.
- Added a new service – Supported Employment Job Development.
- Set a limit of two years for receiving Facility-Based Day Habilitation services for people currently receiving these services.
- Respite has been decreased to 2,920 units per IPP year and may not be provided on the same day as another direct care service
- LPN has been limited to 2 hours a day unless extenuated circumstances exist and the serivce is not available through the Medicaid state plan.
- The Therapeutic Consultant and Behavior Support Professional services have been redefined and renamed Behavior Support Professional I and II.
- Reduced the combined cap on Therapeutic Consultant and Behavior Support Professional (now BSP I and II) from 960 units annually to 768 units annually.
- Removed Agency with Choice (AwC) option from available service delivery models.
- Re-categorized Person-Centered Support into five categories: Home-Based Agency Person-Centered Support, Licensed Group Home Person-Centered Support, Unlicensed Residential Person-Centered Support, Crisis Site Person-Centered Support and Family Person-Centered Support.
- Reduced Person-Centered Support Services for children under the age of 18 to a hard cap of 4 hours a day to coincide with 180 instructional school days and 6 hours a day for 185 non-instructional school days.
- Reduced Person-Centered Support Services for adults over the age of 18 to a hard cap of 8 hours a day.
- Re-categorized Respite into two categories: In-Home Respite and Out-of-Home Respite.
- Renamed the service Respite: Crisis Site to Crisis Site Person-Centered Support.
- The requirement for fingerprint-based state and federal check for employees having direct contact with the person receiving services has been removed and replaced it with the requirement for a National Crime Investigation Center background check.
- The requirement for the WV Protective Record Services Check (WVPRSC) for employees having direct contact with the person receiving services has been removed.
- Reduced the direct care service units available to people residing in round-the-clock sites from 35,712 to 35,040. All requests for more than 12 hours of 1:1 service must be approved by BMS and have extenuating circumstances. All current people receiving more than 12 hours of 1:1 service must be evaluated to determine if more than 12 hours of 1:1 service is necessary.
- Added re-evaluation by a member of the Independent Psychologist Network when the person is age 6, 9, 12 and 15.
For more detailed information on these changes, please go to Section Main-8-A. The link is below.