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Supports for Community Living Waiver

Supports for Community Living (SCL) is a Kentucky Medicaid program home- and community-based waiver providing an alternative to institutional care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SCL allows individuals to remain in or return to the community in the least restrictive setting.

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What's New?

SCL Frequently Asked Questions

Waiver Provider Letter #WP-A1 - New Federal Rule for HCB Settings (May 16, 2014)

(Jan. 7, 2014) - Training presentations from the SCL Big Day event

SCL2 Big Day Training - DDID

  • Mary's Story - by Alice Blackwell (forms attached: service definitions, service chart, FAQ) - An introduction to the new SCL2 waiver services.
  • Exceptional Support Protocol - by Mary Mann (no forms attached) - This training offers a review of the protocol requirements and submission processes.
  • Using SIS Data -by Mary Mann (no forms attached) - Using SIS information with the person centered team in the development of the person-centered POC.
  • Case Management Documentation - by Haley Hammond and Mary Mann (no forms attached) - SCL2 forms and the processes associated with the level of care and prior authorization requests.
  • Prior Authorization Review Tool - by Jeff White (webinar, no forms attached) - Demonstration on how to use the prior authorization review tool.
    SCL2 Big Day Training FAQs 10-page document, also attached to and accessible in Mary's Story.

SCL2 PDS Training - DAIL

(Dec. 18, 2013) - The SCL2 Participant Directed Service (PDS) webinar presentation recordings is now available and can also be accessed through College of Direct Support reference list for those who have an account. If you do not have an account, this is your reference. Contained in this document are the links to our provider webinars and various recorded trainings and presentations.

Recently added are training presentations from the SCL2 Big Day Training as well as the FAQs derived from them. Please note that some presentations may have forms/documents attached and instructions are also on this attachment on how to view and/or download them.

Some forms are in PDF format. PDF format requires Adobe Reader

Who is eligible?

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who meet requirements for residence in an intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities and who meet other Medicaid requirements are eligible for these services.

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What services are available?

Supports for Community Living offers a variety of supports and services. These are based on the individual's goals, choices and priorities as identified through an individual support plan.

To view a listing of the supports and services available, visit the Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities SCL website.

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Is there a waiting list?

Currently, there is a waiting list for services and supports. Submitting an application will place your name on the list. Applicants will be served in  chronological order as funding becomes available.

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How do I obtain an application?

Complete an application form for SCL services (MAP-620). You may obtain an application by calling an SCL provider in your area or by calling (502) 564-7702 or you may visit the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities website.

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What happens after I am selected for funding?

After you are selected for funding, you must then be determined to need the level of care provided by an ICF/ID and be eligible for Medicaid.

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CDO Information

The Department for Medicaid Services began offering the Consumer Directed Option (CDO) as an alternative for delivery of non-medical non-residential SCL services.

For more information, visit the DMS CDO page.

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Provider Information

If you are interested in becoming an SCL provider, visit the DBHDID SCL provider website for more information.

Transition Funding

Approved SCL providers are eligible to apply for transition funding reimbursement. For more information, refer to the DBHDID SCL transition reimbursement page.

KY Medicaid announces implementation of enhanced reimbursement for SCL group home and staffed residence providers who accept individuals who have been de-institutionalized from an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. An individual must have been institutionalized for the entire two-year period immediately preceding transition to a community setting.

Enhanced Community Transition Rate (Update as of Jan. 1, 2009)

Frequently Asked Questions about Supports for Community Living (SCL) Enhanced Rate FAQs (PDF)

If you have additional questions regarding SCL and reimbursement rates, contact the Division of Community Alternatives at (502) 564-1647.

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Contact Information

Division of Community Alternatives
MH/IDD Community Services Branch
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-1647
E-mail: CHFS DMS Webmaster

Additional information
Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) Web site.


Last Updated 3/28/2016