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Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs (HCBS)

The following programs provide assistance with activities of daily living to Medicaid recipients who have a chronic illness, medical condition or disability. Services are provided in the eligible individual's home or community residence (waiver participants may receive services in an assisted living facility).

Follow the DHMH link to Home and Community-Based Programs: https://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/waiverprograms/SitePages/Home.aspx

Community First Choice (CFC)

Maryland’s Community First Choice option provides community services and supports to enable older adults and people with disabilities to live in their own homes. Follow the DHMH link for more information about the CFC Program.

Home and Community-Based Options (CO) Waiver (Formerly the Waiver for Older Adults Program; now merged with the Living at Home Waiver)

The Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program is authorized in §1915(c) of the Social Security Act. The program permits a State to furnish an array of home and community-based services that assist Medicaid beneficiaries to live in the community and avoid institutionalization. Follow the link for more information on the HCBOW Waiver.

Medical Assistance Personal Care (MAPC) Program

The Medicaid Personal Care Program provides assistance with activities of daily living to Medicaid recipients who have a chronic illness, medical condition or disability. Services are provided in the eligible individual's home or community residence.

Area Agencies on Aging Supports Planning Service

We provide the Supports Planning Service for applicants and participants who are applying to or enrolled in the following Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Programs:

  • Community First Choice
  • Home and Community-Based Options Waiver
  • Medical Assistance
  • Personal Care

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are part of a nationwide network that has provided a range of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and resources information for more than forty years to promote the health, safety, and well-being of individuals living in your local communities.

Our Supports Planners have a wealth of experience working with individuals, families, health related providers, and other community partners. They are respectful of the personal choices made by an individual or their representative in tailoring the delivery of services and supports. They believe that as each individual navigates through the various stages of life to live in their home or community as long as possible, it should be with dignity and choice.

Medicaid’s HCBS programs are based on a philosophy of self-direction, where participants are empowered to make choices that work best for them regardless of their age or extent of their disability.

Key Areas of Supports Planning Service

  • Coordinate medical eligibility determinations and redeterminations
  • Engage individuals in person-directed planning
  • Facilitate the process for individuals who choose to self-direct
  • Assist applicants residing in a nursing facility with developing a transition plan to live in the community
  • Identify potential barriers in the community and coordinating available services and supports
  • Assist with locating and applying for available housing options, including identifying and assisting with resolving housing barriers
For more information, contact your local Area Agency on Aging

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Provider Links

https://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/waiverprograms/SitePages/Home.aspx

https://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/longtermcare/SitePages/Community%20First%20Choice.aspx


Contact Person: Linda Burrell, Administrator, AAA Supports Planning Services and Money Follows the Person, (410)767-1100, linda.burrell@maryland.gov


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