CMS Approves Hawaii’s 1915(c), 2021 Waiver, Amendment #1

Posted on Jan 10, 2022 in News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Hawaii’s amendment #01 to the 1915(c) Medicaid I/DD Waiver.

The amendment was approved on 1/10/2022 and is effective April 1, 2022. The amendment #1 modifies the service definition for Personal Assistance/Habilitation (PAB). adds an exception review to Vehicle Modifications for requests that exceed the limit, updates cost projects for Vehicle Modifications for waiver years 2 through 5, removes an outdated performance measure from the Financial Accountability System, and makes other programmatic changes and clarifications.

Prior to submitting the amendment to CMS, public meetings were held throughout the state and comments received from the public were summarized and any changes made based on the public comments is noted.