Home and Community-Based Services Programs

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).

For more information regarding changes to the Waiver for Older Adults (WOA) Program, please refer to the WOA letter below.

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

Provider Information

Thank you for visiting this portion of our website. The provider information was compiled based on current information in MDoA’s Waiver Provider database. Corrections to this information should be sent to the Waiver Unit: Click here to send an e-mail.

If you are a participant in the program: You have a choice when selecting a waiver provider from the provider list. Please remember to coordinate changes in your Waiver Services provider with your assigned Waiver case manager before initiating a new service or changing an existing service or service provider.

Not sure who your case manager is?

Contact the Waiver Unit: Click here to send an e-mail.

Home and Community-Based Services Provider Information

If you are interested in providing one or more of the Waiver services listed above you may call (410)767-1118 to request an application. All Waiver providers must be approved Medicaid providers and appropriately certified.

Notices for All Waiver Providers:

Personal care providers should review the memo regarding proposed changes to the personal care program.

Assisted Living Service providers should review DHMH Transmittal number 21 outlining a change in the reimbursement policy.

Every Personal Care Service provider should review the DHMH Transmittal number 18.
This policy requires the use of a revised personal care and nurse monitoring time sheets and introduces other new forms to be completed by nurse monitors. These forms may be found on the DHMH website.

Providers enrolled to provide Assistive Equipment and Devices and providers enrolled in Environmental Accessibility Adaptations should review DHMH Transmittal number 23.
It describes a change in where these claims are to be sent for payment and provides other information pertinent to timely payment of these claims.

Personal Care aide Credentialing - Personal care providers should review the Waiver for Older Adults Transmittal number 38 regarding the personal care aides credentialing requirements.

Information on The No Cost Voluntary Tax Witholding for Independent Personal Care Providers. can be found in the following packet: Voluntary Tax Witholding

Monthly Employee List Reports - Every personal care agency provider enrolled under the Waiver for Older Adults Program are required to submit a completed listing of all current employees serving the Waiver clients.

  • Click here to download the Policy.
  • Click here to download the digital form.

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Billing Process Change

Effective June 1, 2013 the Maryland Department of Aging will no longer be accepting and processing for most Waiver for Older Adults Waiver services. For more information and assistance on e-Claim process contact the Provider Information Call Center at 410-767-5503 or 1-800-445-1159.


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Updated Provider News

Important information for participants and providers on changes to the program.

Billing Process Change
Effective June 1, 2013 the Maryland Department of Aging will no longer be accepting and processing for most Waiver for Older Adults Waiver services. Click here for the new policy memo and training flyer.

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