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​Updates from the Division of Long-Term Services and Supports ​​​​

1915(c) HCBS Waiver Public Comment: DMS is amending all six 1915(c) HCBS waivers to retain several Appendix K policies that were in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Before submitting the proposed amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval, DMS is holding a 30-day public comment period for stakeholders. Public comment runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 27, 2023. Copies of the amended waiver applications and summaries of updates are available below. Instructions for submitting a public comment are listed in the public comment notice​. 

Stakeholders can also review the recording or presentation​ from the Appendix K update webinar held on Sept. 25, 2023, to learn more about the waiver updates. 

1915(i) State Plan Amendment: DMS is developing a 1915(i) State Plan Amendment (SPA) to offer long-term services and support to individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorder (SUD). Interested stakeholders can review the 1915(i) SPA Informational Webinar recording​ and presentation​ for details.