The Care at Home Medicaid Waiver for Developmentally Disabled Children (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities [OPWDD])
The Care at Home Medicaid Waiver for Developmentally Disabled Children (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities [OPWDD]) provides medical support to families who have children living at home who have significant impairments or medical issues, as well as to their caregivers.
Case management, respite, house adaptations, and vehicle modifications are all covered under the Medicaid Care at Home Waiver program, which permits Medicaid to pay for services that would otherwise be covered under “normal” Medicaid. Children and their families may find that home care is a possibility as a result of these services. Despite the fact that this Medicaid money is limited to the child, it can be utilized to assist cover the costs of caring for the child in the home setting.
In order to qualify for this program, the following criteria must be met:
It is possible to get community-based services for physically handicapped children who require hospital or skilled nursing home level of care through the Medicaid-waiver CAHI/II program. This program permits the child to remain at home rather than in an institutional environment. In order to assist families in caring for their impaired kid at home, Medicaid state plan and waiver services are offered. These services include case management, respite, home adaptations, vehicle modification, transportation services, and palliative care, among other things. When taken as a whole, the cost of care for children enrolled in CAH I/II cannot be more expensive than the cost of care for children enrolled in a skilled nursing facility or hospital.
To be eligible for the Care at Home (CAH I/II) Program for Physically Disabled Children, the following criteria must be met:
Developed in response to inquiries seeking clarification on eligibility for Health Homes among Medicaid members who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, following is the list of eligible Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
Eligible individuals and families should apply for Pediatric HRA services beginning with a Medicaid Application.
At AC Cares, we work tirelessly to secure the services best suitable for your child, so that your child and entire family can live successful and happy lives. From our initial intake to assess your needs through the research and application phases, we will walk alongside you in navigating these often difficult and confusing situations.