More on Children’s Waiver Amendment Approval Announcement

November 27, 2023

Below and attached is a transmittal re:  ALL of the changes associated with recent approval of the Children’s Waiver Amendment,  including (but not limited to) the HCBS Rural Rate adjustment we shared with everyone earlier today.

See attached document.

1915(c) Children’s Waiver HCBS Providers, Health Homes Serving Children (HHSC), Care Management Agencies (CMAs), Children and Youth Evaluation Services (C-YES), and Medicaid Managed Care Plans (MMCPs) including Mainstream Managed Care Plans and HIV Special Needs Plans

The New York State Department of Health’s (Department) proposed amendment to the Children’s Waiver was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and, as a result, the following changes will be implemented as outlined in the attached announcement.

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