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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Notice of Intent to Renew the Katie Beckett Waiver in the Connecticut Medicaid Program
  In accordance with the provisions of section 17b-8 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services has provided notice of intention to submit a renewal application to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to continue the Katie Beckett Waiver for an additional five-year period, beginning January 1, 2017. The renewal application will propose no changes to the current waiver. The Katie Beckett Waiver is a Home and Community-Based Services Waiver in the Medicaid program serving persons with physical disabilities 21 years of age or younger. Please follow the above link for related documents and guidance for submitting written comments.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Protective Services for the Elderly -- Special Information for Mandated Reporters
  Certain professionals in Connecticut are required by state statute to be trained on and to report suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment of persons aged 60 and older. To support this critical service, the Department of Social Services is offering online training on how to recognize and report elder maltreatment. Please follow the above link to access the informative and self-paced training.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Declaratory Ruling by Departments of Social Services and Revenue Services Regarding Hospital User Fee
  In response to a request for a ‘declaratory ruling’ by the Connecticut Hospital Association and certain member hospitals regarding the State of Connecticut’s hospital user fee, Commissioners Roderick L. Bremby and Kevin B. Sullivan of the Department of Social Services and Revenue Services, respectively, have issued the above-linked ruling Sept. 22, 2016, which finds that the measure was legally and properly implemented after enactment by the General Assembly in 2011.

Monday, November 07, 2016
Notice of Intent to Renew the Mental Health Home and Community-Based Services Waiver in the Connecticut Medicaid Program
  In accordance with the provisions of section 17b-8(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner of Social Services intends to submit a renewal of the Mental Health Home and Community-Based Services Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to be effective April 1, 2017. The Department of Social Services also proposes to add a new waiver service: Chore Service. Please follow the above link for related documents and guidance for submitting written comments.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
DSS Issues Request for Proposals for Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services
  The Department of Social Services has issued a Request for Proposals for the re-procurement of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services (NEMT) in the Connecticut Medicaid program. The RFP represents an exceptional opportunity for an organization to become a partner to the Department, working together to improve access to medically necessary services through the provision of NEMT services to individuals eligible for Medicaid. Please click on the above link to go to the RFP document; or visit www.ct.gov/dss/nemt to see additional information about the program, as well as the RFP document.

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Notice of Intent to Review the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver
  In accordance with the provisions of section 17b-8 of the Connecticut General Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS) intends to renew the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver. The current waiver expires on December 31, 2016. There are no changes to eligibility, services or rates. The only changes to this waiver pertain to routine operational issues.

 
 
 
 
 


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