Medicaid waivers are agreements between the State ofKansasand the federal government that offer distinct services for eligible Consumers with distinct needs. SKIL offers a variety of services under each of the following waivers by contracting with the State Medicaid Agency.
Physical Disabled Waiver (PD)
This program serves physically disabled individuals 16-64 years of age who meet the medical and income guidelines. The program promotes independence by counseling and teaching persons how to manage their disabilities.
SKIL serves as the access point for individuals needing PD Waiver services. SKIL conducts individual Uniform Assessments, which determine the eligibility for services. The Consumer is presented options and choices of existing service providers. Services are coordinated in accordance with the Consumer’s preferences. The Plan of Care is developed in accordance with the Attendant Care Worksheet and with the Consumer’s chosen Independent Living Counselor.
Frail and Elderly Waiver (FE)
Serving persons who are 65 or older and who are in frail health, this program provides long-term care services in the least restrictive environment. Persons must have certain medical conditions and meet the Medicaid guidelines.
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is responsible for determining eligibility for services. SKIL provides referrals to the AAA to determine eligibility. The Consumer is presented with choices of service providers available within the area. SKIL then provides services as requested by the Consumer and coordinated through the AAA Case Manager.
Head Injury Waiver (HI)
Available to individuals who have experienced brain trauma resulting in residual deficits and disability, recipients must be 18-55 years of age. Eligibility is based upon whether the individual would require a rehabilitation facility without the services provided.
SKIL serves as an access point for individuals needing HI Waiver services. Eligible Consumers are presented options and choices of existing service providers. Services are coordinated in accordance with the Consumer’s preferences. The Plan of Care is developed in accordance with the Attendant Care Worksheet and with the Consumer’s chosen Independent Living Counselor. A variety of therapies are available with this waiver.
Mentally Retarded/Developmentally Disabled Waiver (MRDD)
Designed to provide community based services for persons over the age of 5, recipients must meet the criteria for ICF/MR level of care and without these services be eligible for placement in an ICF/MR facility.
Access to waiver services is via the Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDO). The CDDO is responsible for determining eligibility for services and presents the consumer with a choice of service providers available within the area. A Person Centered Plan and a Plan of Care are developed to determine how much support is needed and who will provide it. SKIL provides referrals to the CDDO to determine eligibility. The Consumer can choose SKIL as the provider of Case Management Services through the MR/DD Waiver.