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Care at Home (CAH) Waiver


care at home - happy childOPWDD’s 1915c Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) CAH Waiver provided services to children with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions, living at home with their families.  The CAH  Waiver terminated on March 31, 2019.

As of April 1, 2019 there is a new "Children's Waiver" operated by the NYS Department of Health (DOH). Children who would have previously met eligibility criteria for CAH can be referred to the Children's Waiver.  Find Information on the DOH Children's Waiver.   

Information on referral to the Children's Waiver or for OPWDD services and supports

Contact your local Developmental Disabilities Regional Office (DDRO) Front Door
Front Door Regional Contacts

Guildance for CAH Providers (4/1/16-3/31/19) 
CAH Waiver Amendment 04    (effective 3/31/19- Termination of the CAH Waiver)

CAH Provider Guidance 
Billing Guidance for Case Management Services 4/1/17-3/31/19