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Public Input & Listening Session: Frail Elder Waiver Application
July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver Renewal Application
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is working with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) to renew the Frail Elder Waiver.
We invite public comment on the draft waiver renewal application before we submit it to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. Taking comments:
In-Person Public Listening Session (spoken or in writing)
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room
Monday, July 13, 10:30am
OR e-mail (by July 23): HCBSWaivers@State.MA.US
OR regular mail (by July 23):
HCBS Waiver Unit, EOHHS
#1 Ashburton Place, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
For the full waiver renewal application documents, visit the MassHealth website:
As part of the waiver renewal process, EOHHS plans continued growth of waiver capacity, as well as certain updates to the Frail Elder Waiver. As summarized below, these changes include:
Adding new waiver services that support greater self-sufficiency for waiver participants, including Cellular Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Evidence Based Education Programs, Goal Engagement Program, Orientation and Mobility Services, and Peer Support
- Defining the waiver service Complex Care Training and Oversight (formerly named Skilled Nursing) to more accurately reflect actual practice using nurses within the waiver
Defining the waiver service Home Safety/ Independence Evaluation (formerly named Occupational Therapy) to more accurately reflect actual practice using occupational therapists within the waiver
- Adding housing search support to the scope of Transitional Assistance services
- Technical corrections and clarifications
Frail Elder Waiver participants who are age 65 or older may continue to choose enrollment in the Senior Care Options (SCO) program.