HCBS Waiver Integration

*****************UPDATE ON WAIVER INTEGRATION*****************


Due to a Legislative directive, KDHE and KDADS are suspending work on the Waiver Integration project. The agencies’ leadership expects to reassess the project at a future date to determine when to resume work and when it will be implemented.

The Kansas Department for Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) are proposing the integration of the Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Medicaid waiver programs. The State is proposing an 1115 waiver amendment that will integrate current HCBS waiver services and allow waiver participants to access any available program service, if the consumer has a demonstrated need for the service.  

The goal of waiver integration is to create parity for populations served through HCBS programs, offer a broader array of services, improve transitions between HCBS programs, support development and expansion of community-based services, and to make things simpler for KanCare members. The integration of the HCBS program will include populations currently served on the Autism, Frail Elderly (FE), Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD), Physical Disability (PD), Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), Technology Assisted (TA), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) programs.

Information regarding Waiver Integration will be provided on this page as well be emailed out to individuals who have registered for HCBS updates. If you would like to receive email updates please register for the HCBS listserv on the HCBS page.

The Waiver Integration 1115 demonstration amendment process is outlined in the the Waiver Integration 1115 Demonstration Waiver Amendment Process Workflow.

Waiver integration information can also be located on the KanCare 1115 Waiver and Comments page on the KanCare website.

*****Please take time to complete the Waiver Integration Feedback Survey*****

Waiver Integration Video Presentation

Topeka Capitol Plaza August 25, 2105