July 2016 Amendment - iBudget Waiver

The Agency is requesting an amendment of the Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Waiver to:

  1. Define and add individuals diagnosed with Phelan McDermid syndrome as an eligible population for participation on the waiver (Appendix B)
  2. Increase the unduplicated numbers for:
  3. Remove Transitional Living Facilities from the list of qualified providers of residential habilitation (Appendix C)
  4. Add Comprehensive Transitional Education Program as a qualified provider of residential habilitation services (Appendix C)
  5. Remove in-home support from the residential habilitation service taxonomy (Appendix C)
  6. Update safeguards for restraints and restrictive interventions (Appendix G)
  7. Update the medication management and administration section in the following areas: responsibilities, state oversight and follow-up, state policy, and medication error reporting (Appendix G) 
  8. Update J-Table estimates for waiver years three through five, and increase the rates for the following services: respite, personal supports, life skills development-level 3, and residential habilitation (Appendix J)
  9. Update milestones related to the implementation of the state’s Home and Community-Based Services Settings’ Rule Transition Plan

Here is the link to the Draft iBudget Waiver Amendment. [4.05MB PDF]

The public comment period for this amendment will be held beginning May 24, 2016 and end on June 23, 2016. To submit comments by postal service or internet e-mail, please follow the directions as outlined below. When providing comments regarding the draft amendment of the iBudget Waiver, please have “iBudget Waiver Amendment” referenced in the subject line. You may also request a hard copy of the amendment.

Comments and suggestions can be mailed to:
Agency for Health Care Administration
Attention: HCBS Waivers
2727 Mahan Drive, MS #20
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Comments and suggestions can be emailed to:
FLMedicaidWaivers@ahca.myflorida.com

A hard copy of the waiver amendment may be requested by mail at the address listed above.