Understanding Medicaid Home and Community Services: A Primer, 2010 Edition. Websites


CMS: Medicaid State Waiver Programs and Demonstration Projects
The Social Security Act authorizes multiple waiver and demonstration authorities to allow states flexibility in operating Medicaid programs. Each authority has a distinct purpose, and distinct requirements. This site provides information about these authorities and includes information about state-specific Medicaid waiver and demonstration programs. Users can access fact sheets, copies of proposals, approval letters, and other documents related to specific programs.
Web address: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidStWaivProgDemoPGI/01_Overview.asp

The following site contains approved waiver applications for each state. Clicking on a specific state on the map will lead to a site with a list of all of the state’s approved waiver applications with links to view them.
Web address: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidStWaivProgDemoPGI/%2008_WavMap.asp

CMS: The State Medicaid Manual
The State Medicaid Manual makes available to all state Medicaid agencies informational and procedural material to administer the Medicaid program. The material is organized into major parts, which are divided into chapters and sections. (Chapter 4 is about Services.) The manual is structured as closely as possible to the codification of Medicaid regulations. A crosswalk of manual sections and regulations is also included.
Web address: http://www.cms.gov/Manuals/PBM/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=-99& sortByDID=1&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS021927&intNumPerPage=10

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