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KDADS-HCBS Proposed Waiver Renewals - Formal Public Comment Period Now Open

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is requesting renewal of the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Intellectual Developmental Disability and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver programs. Requests for renewals of HCBS waivers are made to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Proposed changes for the waivers are now open to public comment and feedback from 11/01/18 through 11/30/18. You can view the Proposed Waivers and a summary of the proposed changes at: under the section titled Intellectual Developmental Disability and Brain Injury Waiver Renewals. Tribal nations are reminded that public comments are extended to December 30, 2018 and in-person consultation may be requested.

Comment by phone: KDADS will host two conference call opportunities at the following dates and times. Refer to the attached conference call notice for details. Please share this information broadly throughout your community networks. A specific request is made to ADRCs, CDDOs, and CILs to post the attached notice in a conspicuous location and assist persons with disabilities in accessing the public comment process.

HCBS Participants, Family Members, Friends Conference Call

November 13 or 14, 2018, 6-7 PM
Phone Number: 877-400-9499
Participation Code: 1769231304

HCBS Providers Conference Call

November 13 or 14, 2018, 1-2 PM
Phone Number: 877-400-9499
Participation Code: 1769231304

Comment by email: If you are not able to attend one of the conference calls, you can provide written comments and/or request a copy of the Waiver by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Include either “IDD Public Comments” or ”BI Public Comments” in the subject line).

Next steps: Public comments regarding the proposed changes will be reviewed by KDADS. The proposed waiver renewal applications will be amended if necessary prior to submission to CMS for approval. The final renewal application will be submitted to CMS no later than 12/31/18 and posted to the KDADS website at

You can also send comments via regular mail to:

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)
Attn: HCBS Brain Injury and IDD Waiver Renewal Comments
503 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Phone: 785-368-6246
Fax: 785-296-0256

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