The Comprehensive and Supports Medicaid Waivers (DD Waivers) provide funding so that individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries can receive services in their communities as an alternative to an institutional setting.
The DD waivers, which became effective April 1, 2014 and were approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a five (5) year period, are due to expire on April 1, 2019. In order to assure uninterrupted services for current waiver participants, the State of Wyoming must submit waiver renewal applications to CMS for these waivers no later than October 1, 2018.
An important component of the waiver renewal process is the input we receive from participants, families, providers, and other important stakeholders. The Behavioral Health Division intends to visit communities throughout Wyoming in order to obtain informal input on the proposed waiver applications, and determine how this informal input will be incorporated in to the draft documents prior to the formal public input period, which will begin on or around August 1, 2018.