Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C)
Amended Waiver Posted and Request for Public Comment
The Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2015. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) an extension through Nov. 30, 2016 to work closely with stakeholders of this waiver. The proposed amended CAP/C waiver will be posted for Oct. 20, 2016 for 30 days. DMA is seeking comments and suggestions on the amended waiver from interested parties.
All comments and suggestions must be submitted to DMA by Nov. 19, 2016.
There are various options for you to make a comment about the proposed language in the draft CAP/C waiver.
For verbal comments, dial (919)855-4123 and leave a voice mail
For email comments, email to DMA.CAP_C_AmendedWaiver@dhhs.nc.gov and type a message
For written comments, mail:
Division of Medicaid Assistance
Attention CAP/C Unit.
2501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2501
You may also visit your local Department of Social Services to view a hard copy of the draft CAP/C waiver.
- Amended Waiver FACT SHEET
- Amended - Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver
- Special Medicaid Bulletin with DIRECTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Work Group on CAP/C Waiver Scheduled
DMA is continuing to host workgroup meetings for CAP/C. The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., conference room 297 in the Kirby Building, 1985 Umstead Drive, on the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh.
The workgroup will discuss the changes and programmatic processes proposed to CMS. The meeting will also allow time to receive comments, suggestions and recommendations.
A dial-in number will be provided for those who are not able to attend in person. The dial-in conference number is 888-278-0296 and the call-in passcode is 6102836. To register to attend in person, please use this registration link.
CAP/C Stakeholder Engagement Plan
In order for DHHS to fully engage stakeholders as we develop a plan to address concerns with the CAP/C waiver, we have established a working group that consists of families, providers and other advocates to assist in the structure of our path forward. The working group held six meetings from July through September and assisted DMA in establishing a draft CAP/C to present to the Centeres of Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Division of Medical Assistance also held six listening sessions across North Carolina for families to engage with our staff regarding their specific concerns.
Additionally, we established a specific time period during July and August for families and concerned individuals to meet one-on-one with DMA staff in order to privately address concerns in a different setting. As of now, a CAP/C proposal is being drafted and will be posted for public comment soon. Visit the CAP/C 1915(c) Waiver web page for more information.
Provider Manual for CAP/C Case Managers
Pediatric Training Presentation
Case Manager Information
Medical Assistance Clinical Section