The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has delayed submission of Waiver Amendment #2 until January 2018. Also delayed is transition to the new LTSS payment system until July 2018.
With Amendment #2, the DDA will be making changes to current waiver services, including service definition, limitations, and provider qualifications. These changes will be made in order to simplify the waiver language and process descriptions to be more easily understood, incorporate best practices, reflect listening sessions and recommendations, and to meet federal service requirements.
The DDA has also been meeting with various groups to hear their concerns, answer questions, and clarify or correct information.
To read the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s statement concerning this new delay, click here.
To read The Arc Maryland’s recommendations and comments for this amendment, click here.