Mississippi Medicaid seeks approval to increase access to needed in-home supports for those in HCBS program

Mississippi

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

“In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) is working to increase availability of home-delivered meals and in-home providers for individuals enrolled in home and community based programs.

Earlier this week, DOM submitted requests to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) known as Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response. These Appendix K requests allow states to amend the scope of services outlined in 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waivers in response to an emergency.

DOM is requesting authority to increase home-delivered meals services to participants on the Elderly and Disabled Waiver, as well as adding home delivered meals of up to two meals per day to participants of the Independent Living (IL) and Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury (TBI/SCI) waivers.”

Systems: 
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Date Enacted: 
03/27/2020
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