Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers - Medicaid programs providing community services to individuals specific to their health support needs as an alternative to services provided in an institution. There are five Developmental Disabilities Home and Community-Based Services Waivers; Tiers 1-4, and iBudget. Each waiver provides a specific supports and services that are available to individuals.
The Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Waiver - is a new approach to delivering Medicaid waiver services to individuals with developmental disabilities that will eventually replace the four Developmental Disabilities waivers (Tiers 1-4). Individuals in Tiers 1-4 began transitioning to the iBudget waiver in spring 2011. This process will continue until all individuals in Tiers 1-4 transition to the iBudget Waiver. The transition is expected to be fully implemented by June 2013.
The iBudget waiver is designed to make the funding process fair and equitable for all Medicaid recipients on the Developmental Disabilities waivers. It provides more opportunities for recipients to direct their own care, choosing services that matter most for their unique circumstances and flexibility to respond to changing needs.
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities operates the DD Waiver programs. For more information, please click here (http://apd.myflorida.com/ibudget/) orcontact the Agency for Persons with Disabilities at (850) 488-4257 or Toll-Free: 1-866-273-2273.
Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC +) - is an alternative Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver for persons enrolled to self-direct their waiver services The program provides the opportunity for individuals to improve the quality of their lives by being empowered to make choices about the supports and services that will meet their needs and to help them reach their goals independently.
Please visit the CDC + website or contact the toll-free customer service number at 1-866-761-7043.
For information on the history of, eligibility criteria, funding, and recent developments regarding the Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Services Waiver, please visit the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and also visit the Agency for Health Care Administration