Monday, December 27, 2021 - 11:00am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has received approval by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend its Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment.

The most significant change to the Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment is the lowering of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) eligibility score from 50 to 25, which will allow more individuals to qualify for 1915(i) services. Also, provider qualifications for prevocational training, supported education and supported employment have changed, so more providers can now enroll.