Allocation of FY25 DD Waiver Slots

June 28, 2024

Here is the communique that went out this morning to the CSBs.   Be aware that while there was a legislative mandate to extend the ability to retain a slot while waiting for services for up to 365 days, the waiver amendment requesting that allowance has not yet been submitted to CMS.  

There is, and has been, some flexibility in the timeline described in 12VAC30-122-80 when there is reasonable cause for a delay – such as staff training has not been completed, or interviews for staff have not been finished, or the visits and interviews with possible providers is on-going, but a willing provider has not yet been identified, etc.  However, the provision is in place to prevent a family from just “sitting” on the slot and choosing to not pursue service options.