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ICf/IID Request for Information 

November 6, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) is submitting a Request for Information (RFI) for the purpose of gathering information from qualified Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) in Louisiana to serve 23 individuals with high risk behaviors and complex behavioral support needs. Providers responding with interest should outline demonstrated capacity and competency to timely support and provide treatment, medical services, assistance with activities of daily living, and related and necessary services to the identified individuals. Providers who are awarded a CEA will be required to support the 23 individuals identified by LDH in need of emergency placement beginning December 31, 2020.

 
The Request for Information will be posted from November 6, 2020 until November 11, 2020.  Click here to read the RFI, and the draft Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA). 
 
Interested providers may submit the requested documents via email to Julie Foster Hagan, Assistant Secretary for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities at julie.hagan@la.gov.  The documents must be received by November 11, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

 

Children's Choice Waiver (CC)

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the Children’s Choice Waiver application (LA.0361.R04.00) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Louisiana Department of Health proposes to update the Waiver cap from $16,410 to $17,500, remove sub-specialties from Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding and add each therapy as its own provider type. Implementation of the provisions of this waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for Public Comment from 10/30/2019 until 11/29/2019.  Click “here” to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention Children’s Choice Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.  Please indicate CCW comments in the subject line of the email.  The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 11/29/2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region.  The HSD/A in your local region can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134, or by calling 866-783-5553.

Children's Choice Waiver Public Notice Amendment

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The Children’s Choice Waiver (CCW) Application (LA.022.04.00) is open for public comment.  Public Comments will be accepted from 12.19.2018 until 01.18.2019.

A hard copy of the renewal application is available for viewing at the Human Services District/Authority (HSD/A) in your region. The HSD/A in your region can be found at  http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553.

Interested persons may submit written comments to : The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P. O. Box 3117 (Bin #21), Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3117, Attention: Children’s Choice Waiver Manager, or by email to: ocdd-hcbs@la.gov  The deadline for receipt of all written comments is January18, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

 

The following Children’s Choice Waiver (CCW) draft renewal application will be submitted to CMS with a potential effective date of July 1, 2019. 

 

 

The Draft Children’s Choice  Amendment application (LA 0361.03.02) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Children’s Choice Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553.

The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

The following information will be posted for comment from 08.03.2016 - 09.02.2016: Please forward ALL comments related to the CC Waiver Amendment to Tanya.Murphy@la.gov

Children's Choice Amendment Pending CMS approval (LA.022.03.02) (August 2016)

 

New Opportunities Waiver (NOW)

Application for 1915(c) HCBS Waiver: Draft (LA.007.04.00)

The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) Renewal to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver Renewal is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 7.21.2021 until 08.20.2021. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention New Opportunities Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at  http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 08.20.2021 by 4:30 p.m.

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The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) application to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 10/22/2020 until 11/22/2020. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention New Opportunities Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .    The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 11/22/2020 by 4:30 p.m.

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The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) application (LA.0401.R03.03) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Louisiana Department of Health proposes to add a supplemental payment to providers for supporting individuals with complex medical and behavioral needs.  Implementation of the provisions of this waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for Public Comment from 4/10//2019 until 5/10/2019. Click “here” to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention New Opportunities Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.  Please indicate NOW comments in the subject line of the email.  The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 5/10/2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region.  The HSD/A in your local region can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134, or by calling 866-783-5553.

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The Draft New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) Amendment application (LA 0401) will be posted for public comment August 29, 2018 through September 28, 2018.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is September 28, 2018 by 4:30 p.m.

 

The amendment is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to add a new service for individuals with complex medical and behavioral needs.

 

 

The Draft New Opportunities Waiver (NOW)  Amendment application (LA 0401.03.02) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: New Opportunities Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

The following information will be posted for comment from 08.03.2016 - 09.12.2016: Please forward ALL comments related to the NOW Waiver Renewal to Kim.Kennedy@la.gov

  • NOW Application Part 1 - Major Changes, Appendix A - Waiver Admin and Operations, Appendix B - Level of Care
  • NOW Application Part 2 - Appendix C - Participant Services
  • NOW Application Part 3 - Appendix D - Plan of Care, Appendix E - Participant Directed, Appendix F - Participant Rights
  • NOW Application Part 4 - Appendix G - Participant Safeguards, Appendix H - Quality Improvement Strategy, Appendix I                                       - Financial Accountability, Appendix J - Cost Neutrality 

The comment period for the New Opportunities Waiver Renewal has been extended to September 12, 2016 due to recent flood events.

 

 

Residential Wavier (ROW)

The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the Residential Options Waiver (ROW) application to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 03/25/2020 until 04/25/2020. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention Residential Options Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .    The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 04/25/2020 by 4:30 p.m.

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The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the Residential Options Waiver (ROW) application (LA.0005.02.01) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 04/10/2019 until 05/10/2019. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention Residential Options Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .    The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 05/10/2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at  the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region.  The HSD/A in your local region can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134, or by calling 866-783-5553.

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The Residential Options Waiver (ROW) draft renewal application(LA.005.02.00) is open for public comment.  Public Comments will be accepted from 3.16.2018 until 4.14.2018.

Interested persons may submit written comments to : The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P. O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3117, Attention: Residential Options Waiver Manager, or by email to: ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District/Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134/n/137 or by calling 866-783-5553.

 

The deadline for receipt of all written comments is April 14, 2018 by 4:30 pm.

 

The following Residential Options Waiver (ROW) draft renewal application will be submitted to CMS with a potential effective date of July 1, 2018.  It is broken into (3) parts for your review.

 

The Draft Residential Options Waiver (ROW)  Amendment application (LA 0472.01.05) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Residential Options Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov . A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

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The following information will be posted for comment from 06.15.2016 - 07.29.2016: Please forward ALL comments related to the ROW Waiver Amendment to Jeannathan.Anderson2@la.gov

Residential Options Waiver (ROW) Amendment pending CMS approval (LA.0472.R01.02)(June2016)

This draft document with the tables is provided for the reader's convenience. See Part 1, Attachment #1 of the Amendment on pages 11 of 196, 12 of 196 and the top of page 196 which are related to the OAAS Community Choice (CCW) and the Adult Day Healthcare(ADHC)waiver recipients who have a OCDD Statement of Approval (SOA) moving into OCDD's Residential Options Waiver (ROW)-(June 2016)

 

 

Supports Waiver (SW)

 

The Draft Supports Waiver Renewal application (LA.006.03.00) will be posted for public comment December 19, 2018- January 18, 2019.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Supports Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is January 18, 2019 by 4:30pm.

 

The following Supports Waiver (SW) draft renewal application will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with a proposed effective date of 7.1.2019.

 

 

The Draft Supports Waiver (SW)  Amendment application (LA 0453.02.02) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Supports Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov . A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

The Supports Waiver Application Amendment is broken into 3 parts for your review.

Supports Waiver Application Amendment Part 1 :  Main Module and Appendix A-B

Supports Waiver Application Amendment Part 2:   Appendix C- G

Supports Waiver Application Amendment Part 3:  Appendix H- J and Quality Improvement Section

 

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