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Michelle P. Waiver Program

The Michelle P. Waiver is a home- and community-based waiver program of the Kentucky Medicaid program developed as an alternative to institutional care for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The waiver allows individuals to remain in their homes with services and supports.

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What's New

(July 30, 2014) - Public Notice - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services (DMS), in accordance with 42 CFR 441.301, hereby provides a 30-day public notice and comment period for its Transition Plan for the Michelle P Waiver to comply with the requirements set forth in Final Rule - CMS 2249-F - 1915(i) State Plan Home and Community-Based Services, Five-Year Period for Waivers, Provider Payment Reassignment, Setting Requirements for Community First Choice, and CMS 2296-F 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waivers (final rule). The final rule provides for a five-year transition process to allow Kentucky to implement this rule to support continuity of services for Medicaid participants and minimize disruptions in service systems during implementation.

This Proposed Transition Plan offers the steps DMS will take to effectively plan for and execute the transition with public engagement.

Public Comment
To submit written comments regarding this public notice please email them or mail them by Aug. 27, 2014 to:
Department for Medicaid Services
HCB Final Rule Michelle P Waiver Transition Plan
Commissioners Office
275 E. Main Street, 6W-A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

(March 10, 2014) - Clarification - CMHCs must submit the MAP-621 application to Carewise Health to be placed on the MPW waiting list

(Feb. 27, 2014) CMHC Provider Letter #A-96 - Michelle P Waiver Status and MAP-621 - Application for MPW Waiver Waiting List New

(July 19, 2013) In addition to the April 24, 2013 announcement regarding the MPW Notification form, effective immediately please use the Class III Incident Notification Form in addition to the MPW Incident Report Form listed below.

(April 24, 2013), Attention Members and Providers, please read the following letters regarding changes in Therapy Services.

(April 24, 2013) Effective immediately, when filing an incident report for the Michelle P Waiver Program, please use the MPW Incident Report Form

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Who is eligible?

People with a developmental or intellectual disability who require a protected environment while learning living skills, educational experiences, awareness of their environment and meet Medicaid financial eligibility requirements are eligible.

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How do I apply?

Contact your local Community Mental Health Center to schedule a Michelle P. Waiver assessment.

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What services are covered?
  • Case Management
  • Adult Day Training
  • Supported Employment
  • Community Living Supports
  • Behavior Supports
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respite
  • Homemaker Service
  • Personal Care
  • Attendant Care
  • Environmental/Minor Home Adaptation
  • Adult Day Health Care

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What is Consumer Directed Option Services

The Consumer Directed Option (CDO) is an alternative approach for delivery of non-medical MPW services. CDO Services include:

  • Support Broker
  • Financial Management
  • Community Day Supports which encompasses:
    • Adult Day Training
    • Supported Employment
  • Home and Community Supports which encompasses:
    • Personal Care
    • Homemaker
    • Attendant Care
    • Unskilled Respite
    • Community Living Supports
    • Goods and Minor Home Adaptations

For more information about Consumer Directed Option Services for MPW, visit the DMS CDO Web page.

Review the CDO Background Check Responsibilities FINAL

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Provider Resources

All certified/licensed providers in good standing in the Home Community Based (HCB) and Supports for Community Living (SCL) waivers may provide Michelle P. Waiver services. A listing of SCL providers can be found on the SCL Web site.

For information about HCB providers, contact your local adult day healthcare provider or home health agency.


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Regulations, Provider Letters, Billing Information, Forms and Publication


Provider Letters

To view other provider letter(s), refer to the Provider Letter page

Billing Information


  • MAP-10 - Waiver Services Physician's Recommendations
  • MAP-24 - Memorandum to DCBS
  • Map-95 - Request for Equipment Form
  • MAP-109 - Plan of Care/Prior Authorization for Waiver Services
  • MAP-350 - Long Term Care Facilities and Home and Community Based Program Certification Form
  • MAP-351 - Medicaid Waiver Assessment
  • MAP-418 -Medicaid Waiver Services Fact Sheet
  • MAP-2000 - Initiation/Termination of Consumer Directed Option (CDO)



For Questions?

Regarding policy, contact:
Division of Community Alternatives
275 E. Main St.
6 W-B
Frankfort, KY. 40621
(502) 564-1647
Email: CHFS DMS Webmaster


Last Updated 8/29/2014
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