2021 Waiver, Amendment #3

Posted on Mar 3, 2022 in News

The Developmental Disabilities Division and the Med-QUEST Division are pleased to announce that Waiver Amendment #3 has been posted for public comments.  This amendment includes the rate increase that is currently approved in Appendix K during the period covered by the public health emergency.​

The purpose of this amendment is to implement a rate increase for specific waiver services based on the provider rate study conducted in 2020.

The following services were included in the rate study and received a rate increase:

  • Personal Assistance/Habilitation,
  • Residential Habilitation,
  • Additional Residential Supports,
  • Adult Day Health,
  • Community Learning Service,
  • Discovery and Career Planning,
  • Individual Employment Supports,
  • Respite,
  • Chore,
  • Non-Medical Transportation,
  • Private Duty Nursing,
  • Training and Consultation, and
  • Waiver Emergency Services.

Rates are equal to one-half of the difference between current rates and the rates recommended by the 2020 rate study, producing increases between approximately 1% and 40%. The rate increase is included in the State’s spending plan to use funds made available through section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

You can find the document on the DDD website at https://health.hawaii.gov/ddd/waiver-providers/medicaid-idd-waiver-provider/ or Hawaii 1915c HCBS Medicaid Waiver Application, Amendment #3 – March 2022 – PDF Format.


Please send your comments in writing to [email protected].

Comments must be received by 11:59pm on April 15, 2022.