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​​​​​​​​​​If you are Medicaid-eligible, have a disability and/or are elderly, you may qualify for long-term care services and support. The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) offers a variety of programs to meet each individual's unique needs and goals. ​

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

​Waiver Renewal: The DMS renewal process has begun for three of Kentucky's six 1915(c) HCBS waivers with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

​Eastern Kentucky Flooding Response: CMS has approved Kentucky's Appendix K application making temporary changes to the waiver programs for participants and providers affected by the July 2022 flooding in eastern Kentucky.​ The changes only apply to the counties listed in Appendix K. 

Appendix K - Natural Disaster
Appendix K - Natural Disaster Summary 

DMS also has compiled a list of flood recovery resources for Medicaid members. A complete list of resources is available on the Governor's Flood Resources page. ​​

Improving HCBS in Kentucky: The American Rescue Plan Act offers states a temporary 10 percent increase in federal funding for HCBS programs. Kentucky is using these funds to conduct a 1915(c) HCBS rate study and complete other program improvements. Stakeholders can stay up to date on the rate study and other initiatives by reviewing the Improving Home- and Community-Based Services websit​e​.  

​Home and Community Supports Update: Effective March 1, 2022, the home and community supports service in the HCB waiver will become attendant care. More information is available in the home and community supports participant letter​ and provider letter.​​