Moving the state-funded Individual and Families Services program to a
federal Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver
program. This move allows the state to capture a 50% match in federal
funds, increasing the overall dollar amount available to serve more
Giving the state the authority to develop the Community First Choice
Option (CFCO), which is a Medicaid option that draws a higher federal
match. Some people refer to it as “refinancing” Medicaid Personal Care.
Again, the increased federal match increases funding to serve more
workgroup is meeting to prepare for these new program changes,
including any impact to the existing service system. If you are on the
No Paid Services caseload, it is important that you position yourself to
take advantage of future program enrollment openings.
we learn more, we’ll keep you posted on what’s happening and what you
can do to help ensure that your child receives the services s/he needs.