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Do you or a loved one have an Intensive Supports Waiver, Adult Supports Waiver, or Community Living Waiver?

The public input process is open for amendments to these waivers.

You can find the following information on the mass.gov website by following this link: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/home-and-community-based-services-waiver-renewal-and-amendment-applications-public

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Input Process for Proposed Amendments to the Intensive Supports Waiver, Adult Supports Waiver, and Community Living Waiver

Monday, January 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

A public listening session for the Intensive Supports Waiver, Adult Supports Waiver, and Community Living Waiver will be held remotely, with an option for people to join a video conference on their computer or call into a designated phone number.

Online Video (from computer): https://statema.webex.com/statema/j.php?MTID=m5490da9ba710cb56e3a7f4c1daab81dc

Phone Number:

(866) 692-3580

Meeting number: 178 935 9699

Password: eJKdCwzx365

Comments must be submitted by February 12, 2021

Overview

MassHealth and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) jointly propose amendments to the Intensive Supports Waiver, Adults Supports Waiver, and Community Living Waiver. The purpose of these amendments is to add Remote Supports as a waiver service, expand the scope of the existing Individualized Home Supports waiver service, expand the scope of the existing Assistive Technology waiver service, and increase flexibility for certain waiver related administrative activities to occur remotely/via telehealth. In addition, the proposed amendment to the Intensive Supports waiver expands the scope of existing Transitional Assistance waiver service in that Waiver.

Please see below for links to the draft amendments and information about how to provide feedback on the proposed amendments to MassHealth and DDS. Please note that feedback must be submitted by February 12, 2021.

Hard copies of these documents are available upon request. Please email or send a written request:

By e-mail:  HCBSWaivers@Mass.gov 

or

By regular mail:      

UMass Waiver Unit
Attn: ID Waiver Comments
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Send Us Your Comments

We invite public comment on the draft amendments to the Intensive Supports Waiver, Adults Supports Waiver, and Community Living Waiver before we submit them to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. Comments must be submitted by February 12, 2021. Please see below for how you can submit comments.

By e-mail:  HCBSWaivers@Mass.gov 

or

By regular mail:      

UMass Waiver Unit
Attn: ID Waiver Comments
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

or

Orally at a public listening session to be held remotely on January 25, 2021.

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We hope you’ll use your voice to share your experience and opinions to improve services for individuals who use these vital supports and their families!

If you give input, feel free to let us know by emailing us at hello@massfamilies.org