Wednesday, May 23, 2007


MEDICAID WAIVER WORKSHOP - Sponsored by Care Connection for Children at CHKD
Presenter: Sandy Hermann, Community Resource Coordinator

Understanding Home and Community-Based Services for People with Disabilities

Friday, June 8, 2007 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sentara Brickhouse Auditorium at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507

Home and community-based waivers were established to slow the growth of Medicaid spending for nursing home care and to address criticism of Medicaid’s institutional bias. In 1981, Congress amended the Medicaid program to allow for Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers as alternative services for institutional placement.

There are many myths and gaps in information concerning Medicaid Waivers. This workshop is designed to dispel the myths and share the facts. Time for questions has been built into the agenda. The goal of the workshop is to provide information that is understandable for you to use in accessing appropriate Medicaid Waiver services. The presentation will include the following topics:

· Description of Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers
· Screening and eligibility requirements
· Types of services provided through each of the waivers (ex. Consumer-directed
and agency based personal care services, assistive technology, nursing services,
environmental modifications, in-home residential, companion care services )
· Role of the Case Manager and Consumer Directed Services Facilitator
· Using the appeal process
· Waiting lists for Medicaid Waiver services

This workshop is free and will be geared towards professionals that need information on Medicaid Waiver access and services available.

Please call 668-7132 to register and ensure that enough lunches are available. Accommodations will be provided and must be requested in advance when you pre-register. Request for interpreters must be at least seven working days prior to the workshop.

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