The Community First 1115 Demonstration ProjectAs part of the Commonwealth's long term care policy, the Community First Demonstration Project was submitted to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare services in 2006. This Project sought federal Medicaid dollars in order to fund the transitional planning and delivery of community services to approximately 10,000 persons with disabilities. It also proposed a strategy for preventing the institutionalization of an additional 4,000 persons in the community with specific risk factors.
This program featured prominently in the Hutchinson settlement agreement and would have been responsible for the transition and community placement of approximately 1600 individuals over a period of 5-8 years. In 2009, the Commonwealth learned that its proposed demonstration would not be approved by the federal government, temporarily placing this portion of the settlement agreement on hold. Now that the Commonwealth's Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) waivers are operational, the Center is actively seeking other ways in which to fulfill this aspect of the Hutchinson agreement.
Information about the proposed Community First Demonstration is listed below:
Reports on fiscal year 2010 policy initiatives and funding
Community First 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver (September 2008)
Power point presentation prepared by Commonwealth
Describing who will be served by the proposed waiver
Describing the waiver and its intended service array
The Community First Demonstration Application
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