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Draft October 1, 2020 Waiver Amendment Public Comment Period

The Draft October 1, 2020 Waiver Amendment is now available for public comment.  Written comments will be accepted from June 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020 and may be submitted by mail to:

OPWDD, Division of Policy and Program Development, 44 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12229 or by e-mail to: [email protected].

OPWDD conducted two webinars on June 4, 2020 to provide an overview of the proposed changes included in the Draft October 1, 2020 Waiver Amendment. 

Current Waiver Agreement

Comprehensive Home and Community-Based Services (1915-c HCBS) Waiver


The Home and Community Based Services Waiver is the Medicaid program that provides opportunities for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive services in their own home or community.

Final 2019 Waiver Renewal approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Effective October 1, 2019.

 

Draft Waiver Renewal Public Comment Period

The Draft Waiver Renewal Public Comment Period was held September 16, 2019 through October 18, 2019. 

Response to Draft 2019 Waiver Renewal Public Comment
 

OPWDD conducted webinars to provide an overview of the proposed changes included in the Draft 2019 Waiver Renewal. 

Draft 2019 Waiver Renewal
Draft 2019 Waiver Renewal Audio Recording

Previous Waiver Agreement

"Amendment 05" Effective Date July 1, 2019 

 

Resources

The following resources have been developed to assist providers to deliver services that meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency period.