Streamlining Waivers: My Life, My Community
As of January 2014, the second phase of My Life, My Community has begun. This will involve a cost study to review service reimbursement rates and result, most likely, in a revised rate schedule. In addition, DBHDS and DMAS will explore options for developing fair and reliable means resource allocation. DBHDS is hopeful that a new waiver system will be implemented in January 2016.
There are several parts to the process, including HCBS Waiver Analysis, Public Forum and Interview Results, andPublic Comments. DBHDS is committed to being good listeners, good partners and good stewards of the public resources entrusted to the agency.
DBHDS is dedicated to a system re-design that truly provides opportunity for citizens to receive the supports they need to live full lives in the community.
You can read the full letter from the Commissioner, which discusses the feedback of more than 1,000 stakeholders who attended public forums, and download the HSRI reports at http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/MLMC.htm
Comments about the report can be e-mailed to MyLifeMyCommunity@dbhds.virginia.gov.