Community Alternatives Program – CAP/Choice
NOTE: For information about CAP/C stakeholder engagement activities, please visit the CAP/C 1915(c) Waiver web page.
Important Message from Dave Richard
A core value of DHHS and the Medicaid program is our collaboration with stakeholders. The public comment period which began on April 6, 2016 is designed to gain critical feedback as we work to improve our program. We received more than 400 individual comments regarding the proposed policy changes for CAP/C and CAP/DA, which have helped us gain a better understanding of how changes may impact families.
Upon review of the concerns expressed, DHHS has decided to suspend the waiver approval process with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services while we work with stakeholders – families, providers and advocates – to address those concerns.
We will communicate our process for involving stakeholders by June 3, 2016. Our goal is to work with the stakeholder community to address those concerns and develop policy that continues to provide support for children and adolescents served by the program within the guidelines for home- and community-based waivers and other Medicaid programs for children and adolescents.
We greatly appreciate the public participation in the process, particularly the families who shared the stories of how CAP/C has provided support for their families.
We look forward to finding the most appropriate path forward.
Medical Assistance Clinical Section