Minnesota Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waivers
Home and Community-Based 1915(c) Waivers and co-occurring Managed Care 1915(b) waivers for Respite Support
Medicaid is a program in every state that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for America’s poorest people. Because Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal and state governments, the services paid for vary from state to state. In addition to medical services, Medicaid will pay for home and community-based services (HCBS) through the state plan as well as through Medicaid waivers that offer services as a lower-cost alternative to treatment in a medical or long-term care facility, such as a nursing home. Respite is usually paid for through one or more of the following types of waivers: research and demonstration (1115), managed care (1915b) and HCBS (1915c) waiver programs. This state’s Medicaid waivers that include respite are:
Minnesota uses both 1115 demonstrations and 1915(c) waiver programs to provide respite. The 1115 demonstration, called Minnesota Reform 2020, provides home and community-based services (including respite) alongside the existing 1915(c) waivers.
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