Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Applications and Outreach

In May 2017, new waiver slots became available for residential and non-residential services.

MassHealth is accepting new applications for four Medicaid waiver programs offering home and community-based services to individuals with Acquired Brain Injury who are currently residing in nursing facilities or other long-term rehabilitation hospitals.  If found eligible, all waiver participants work with a service coordinator/case manager to develop an individualized service plan that reflects their needs, goals and preferences.

The Money Follows the Person Community Living Waiver is designed for people who wish to live in their own home or apartment (or a family home) with supports, or who are interested in sharing a home with a caregiver/agency they select.  The Money Follows the Person Residential Supports Waiver and Acquired Brain Injury Residential Habilitation Waiver offer residential services in a provider-owned home with 24 hour staff supervision.   Both waivers also provide a range of community-based services including supported employment, day services, transportation, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and specialized medical equipment.  An Acquired Brain Injury Non-Residential Waiver is also available for individuals who can move to their own home or apartment or to the home of someone else.

Listen to personal stories from individuals who have moved from institutional to community settings using the MFP and ABI waivers.

Applications can be mailed to the UMass Waiver Unit, 333 South Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available slots for the 2017-2018 waiver year are filled.  For more information about the MFP and ABI waivers, or for assistance with the application process, please call 1-855-499-5109 (TTY: 800-596-1746), or email MFPINFO@UMASSMED.EDU or ABIINFO@UMASSMED.EDU.

Interested applicants can contact the Center for Public Representation at (617) 965-0776 or the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIAMA) at (508) 475-0032 for additional support in navigating the waiver process.

Additional information on the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver program can be found below and also on the Commonwealth’s website.