Proposed Waiver Amendments and Renewals

Proposed Waiver Renewals

Below are links to proposed waiver renewal applications the State of Kansas is preparing to submit to CMS for review.

There are no waiver renewals posted for public comments at this time.

Proposed Waiver Amendments

KDADS, is amending all seven Kansas Medicaid 1915(c) Waivers: Autism (AU), Brain Injury (BI), Frail Elderly (FE), Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled (I/DD), Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), Technology Assisted (TA), and Physically Disabled (PD).

The proposed amendments cover the following:

  • Unbundles Assistive Services into three services; Home Modification, Vehicle Modification, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME).
  • Standardizes Performance Measures across all waivers
  • Require Provisional Plan of Care across all waivers
  • Authorizes Residential Services for Married Couples on I/DD Waiver
  • Amends Specialized Medical Care (SMC) Time Limits
  • Revises Day Supports Services Definition to a previous Definition

The proposed Effective Date for the amended Medicaid 1915(c) Waivers is May 1, 2021.

Below are links to proposed waiver amendments applications the State of Kansas is preparing to submit to CMS for review.

KDADS is seeking public comments from October 15, 2020, through November 30, 2020, on the proposed amendments. Comments may be made in any one of the following ways:
  • Online  
  • By Email:
    • Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services ADCSP; Senior Administrative Assistant Anita.Flewelling@ks.gov
  • By Standard Mail:
  • Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
    Attn: HCBS Programs
    503 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

  • Virtual Meeting:
    • November 17, 9 – 11 AM
    • November 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
    • November 19, 2 – 4 PM

You can join from your computer or other devices by following this link and password: http://bit.ly/KDADS2020 - Password: 998853

OR

You can participate by phone at (346) 248-7799 and use meeting ID 978 0772 1891

Register for a session here (registration is encouraged but not required): https://wichitastate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VT7j6WDd88MU1n

Response to Public Comments

Below are links to the state’s responses to public comments collected on recent waiver renewals and or amendments applications that the state submitted to CMS in the past two years. For postings made more than two years ago, please contact, by email, anita.flewelling@ks.gov or by mail 503 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66603 (Attn: ADCSP-HCBS).