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1 CAP-MR/DD Clinical Policy, Technical Amendment and Manuals REVISED

2 Clinical Policy, Technical Amendment and Manuals Presentation objectives: Review and provide overview of the changes contained in: Technical Amendment Number One Clinical Policy  Service Definition Changes  Service Limitations  Utilization Review Guidelines  Due Process Implementation Plan and Schedule Manuals

3 Clinical Policy, Technical Amendment and Manuals “Talking Points” serve as additional clarifying information to be used jointly with this presentation; CAP-MR/DD Clinical Policy, Technical Amendment and Manuals. The CAP-MR/DD Clinical Coverage Policy 8M is the official document for specific information regarding the CAP-MR/DD Comprehensive and Supports Waivers.

4 Technical Amendment Number One The Waiver application is web-based and on the CMS website. Contents of the Technical Amendment were made within the current waiver application on CMS website (changes from the original waiver). There is not a separate document for the Technical Amendment. Changes made within the Technical Amendment are effective unless otherwise indicated. The waiver documents are the final waivers inclusive of the Technical Amendment.

5 Technical Amendment Number One This is the link for the Comprehensive Waiver (after TA 1) p?filterType=dual,%20data&filterValue=North%20Carolina&filterByDID= 2&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS &intNumP erPage=10 p?filterType=dual,%20data&filterValue=North%20Carolina&filterByDID= 2&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS &intNumP erPage=10 This is the link for the Supports Waiver (after TA 1) p?filterType=dual,%20data&filterValue=North%20Carolina&filterByDID= 2&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS &intNumP erPage=10 p?filterType=dual,%20data&filterValue=North%20Carolina&filterByDID= 2&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS &intNumP erPage=10 Or, to see all of the NC Waivers, they can go to the following link and choose ‘show only items who state is North Carolina’: type=dual&datefiltertype=- 1&datefilterinterval=&filtertype=data&datafiltertype=2&datafiltervalue=N orth+Carolina&keyword=&intNumPerPage=10&cmdFilterList=Show+Ite ms type=dual&datefiltertype=- 1&datefilterinterval=&filtertype=data&datafiltertype=2&datafiltervalue=N orth+Carolina&keyword=&intNumPerPage=10&cmdFilterList=Show+Ite ms

6 Technical Amendment Number One Technical Amendment Number One provides changes/clarifications to both the Comprehensive Waiver and the Supports Waiver:  Revision to the Behavioral Consultant service definition in response to public comment.  Behavioral Consultant now has Level II and Level III.  These levels are intended to provide an increasing level of support based on the intensity of need of the participant.

7 Technical Amendment Number One Behavioral Consultant II:  Intended for individuals whose intensity of need is greater than what can be accommodated by other available waiver (Specialized Consultative Services) and Medicaid community services.  Required Staff Qualifications Licensed psychologist, Licensed psychological associate or Licensed social worker; Board certified Behavior Analysis or 2 years supervised experience with I/DD and extreme challenging behaviors (functional behavioral assessments, development and monitoring behavior plans)

8 Technical Amendment Number One Behavioral Consultant III:  Is intended for individuals who exhibit severe aggression, self-injury, and other dangerous behaviors.  Level III requires staff with a higher level of experience working with individuals with these extreme behavioral challenges.

9 Technical Amendment Number One Behavioral Consultant III Required Staff Qualifications  Licensed Psychologist;  Board certified Behavior Analysis or 2 years supervised experience with I/DD and extreme challenging behaviors (functional behavioral assessments, development and monitoring behavior plans). The implementation of the Behavioral Consultant (II and III) service definition is effective upon release of the July 2010 Implementation Update.

10 Technical Amendment Number One Revision to the Crisis Respite definition to provide additional clarifying information: Crisis Respite is conducted in a Licensed respite facility which is licensed under NC GS 122-C 10 NCAC 27G The provider is required to obtain a licensure rule waiver which expands the scope of the licensed service prior to delivery of the service.

11 Technical Amendment Number One Crisis Respite Staff Qualifications: Complete a training course in North Carolina Interventions (NCI) (parts A & B) or similar behavioral intervention training. The supervisor shall have completed a training course in NCI (parts A & B) or similar behavioral intervention training.

12 Technical Amendment Number One Crisis Respite Director shall; be a Qualified Professional, have completed a training course in NCI (parts A & B) or similar behavioral intervention training, have two years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities. The implementation of the revised Crisis Respite service definition is effective

13 Technical Amendment Number One Revision to the Home Support service definition to provide additional clarifying information regarding provision of service by family members (effective 11/1/08)  Participants receiving Home Supports may not receive Personal Care Services, or Home and Community Supports on the same day that Home Supports is provided.  A participant may receive Home Supports one day and other services (Home and Community Supports and/or Personal Care) from another provider on alternate days as indicated in the approved Person Centered Plan.

14 Technical Amendment Number One Added the limitation to disallow individuals who live with minor children from providing services.  ANY person living with a minor child who is a participant, related or non-related to the minor child who is a participant, cannot provide services to the minor child.  Any adult family members or legal guardians who are not the child’s parents (natural, adoptive or step parent) and are not living with the minor child who is a participant, may provide services.

15 Technical Amendment Number One Revision to the Individual Caregiver Training and Education service definition;  May not be provided to participants at the same time of day as: Adult Day Health, Day Supports, Home and Community Supports, Personal Care, Supported Employment, or Specialized Consultative Therapy.  The service MAY be provided to participants at the same time of day they are receiving Home Supports or Residential Supports.

16 Technical Amendment Number One Revision to the Respite service definition to provide criteria for the use of Nursing Respite;  For those participants, due to either chronic or acute, health diagnoses, require the Skilled Nursing Level of care for brief periods of time when the family or primary caregivers are away from the home.  For RN Respite, the participant must require monitoring of his/her status that requires response to his/her medical support needs on an on-going basis.

17 Technical Amendment Number One Nursing Respite at the RN level may be indicated when the participant has the following needs, indicating the individual requires substantial and complex medical care needs :  The individual is receiving intravenous nutrition or drug therapy,  The individual is dependent upon a ventilator,  The individual is dependent on other device-based respiratory support, including tracheotomy care, and tracheal suctioning

18 Technical Amendment Number One Revisions to the Home Modifications service definition service definition to add exhaustive language and clarify limitations; The list of available modifications is exhaustive therefore other items may not be purchased with Medicaid waiver funds. $15,000 over the life of the waiver “Life of the waiver” is defined as the period between and

19 Technical Amendment Number One Revisions to the Augmentative Communication service definition service definition to add exhaustive language and clarify limitations; The list of available communication devices is exhaustive therefore other items may not be purchased with Medicaid waiver funds. $10,000 per waiver year Waiver year is based on the beginning of the waiver. The current waiver year is to 10/31/10.

20 Technical Amendment Number One Revisions to Specialized Equipment and Supplies to add exhaustive language and add financial limitations per year The list of available communication devices is exhaustive therefore other items may not be purchased with Medicaid waiver funds. $3,000 per waiver year. Waiver year is based on the beginning of the waiver. The current waiver year is to Specialized Equipment and Supplies may not be purchased through the waiver, only for use in the school setting.

21 Technical Amendment Number One Revision to Case Management monitoring requirements; The previous requirement (prior to July 1, 2010) for monthly face to face monitoring with the participant, has changed to, quarterly face to face (more frequently based on the needs of the participant) monitoring. The implementation of this change is effective upon release of the July 2010 Implementation Update.

22 CAP-MR/DD Clinical Coverage Policy 8M The CAP-MR/DD Clinical Coverage Policy 8M can be found at:

23 CAP-MR/DD Clinical Coverage Policy 8M The CAP-MR/DD Clinical Policy 8M contains the service definitions, the utilization review guidelines and other clinical elements of the CAP MR/DD Comprehensive Waiver and Supports Waiver.

24 Home and Residential Throughout this policy: “Home” refers to a participant’s own home or to the home of biological/natural, adoptive, step family members (who may also be guardians of the person). “Residential” refers to alternative family living or provider-managed residences.

25 Waiver Services Provided by Family Members Parents, other family members, or guardians of the adult participant who are paid care providers shall fulfill all of the following conditions: a. They shall be employed by a provider agency. They shall meet the same requirements for employment and for maintaining their employment as any other employee of that provider agency. They shall also meet all required provider qualifications as outlined in the service definition. b. If they are natural parents, step-parents, or adoptive parents of the participant residing with the participant, they shall provide only the Home Supports service. Home Supports is available only to adult participants (age 18 or older).

26 Waiver Services Provided by Family Members Parents, other family members, or guardians of the adult participant who are paid care providers shall fulfill all of the following conditions : c. They shall supply a clearly defined back-up plan, as required by the Person Centered Plan, that specifies who will provide the non-paid care if the parent, family member, or guardian is unable to do so. d. With writers of the Person Centered Plan, they shall outline measures that ensure the participant’s choice and control over his or her daily life and that promote community integration. Targeted case managers shall monitor for compliance with these assurances as well as for evidence of possible social isolation and lack of participant involvement in life choices.

27 Waiver Services Furnished by Legal Guardians Participants’ legal guardians may provide waiver services to participants if they are not financially responsible for the individual. (Information regarding guardianship may be found in NCGS 35A- 1202(10).) Because legal guardians have a potential conflict of interest when they are both decision makers and service providers for their wards, the following protocols are standard : a. There is clear justification as to why the legal guardian of the person is also the provider of services. For example, there may be a lack of alternative providers; or special circumstances or considerations associated in caring for the participant noted in the Person Centered Plan may necessitate the guardian’s involvement as a provider. b. The targeted case manager shall submit written justification to the LME for provision of services by the legal guardian.

28 Waiver Services Furnished by Legal Guardians c. The LME shall review the Person Centered Plan and the justification for provision of services by the legal guardian and shall provide a decision in writing to the targeted case manager as to whether it is in the participant’s best interest for the legal guardian to provide the service. d. A legal guardian who disagrees with the decision of the LME may submit a complaint through the LME consumer complaint process.

29 Residence Participants in the CAP-MR/DD waiver reside in their own personal homes, in homes with their parents or other family members, or in out-of-home settings. The following describes what services may be provided in these types of residences.

30 Natural Home Setting The Natural Home is: The adult participant’s own personal home, or a home he or she shares with parents or other family members. Both children and adult participants who reside in their natural homes may receive;  Personal Care Services and Home and Community Supports provided by staff who do not live in the participant’s home.

31 Natural Home Setting Adult participants residing with their parents (natural, adoptive, step-,or a combination of these) may receive; Either Home Supports provided by people residing with them as indicated in Section H and I in Attachment C of the Clinical Policy, or Personal Care Services and Home and Community Supports provided by staff who do not live in the participant’s home. Personal Care Services and Home and Community Supports may not be provided on the same day as Home Supports.

32 Alternative Family Living (AFL) For the purposes of the CAP-MR/DD waiver, an Alternative Family Living (AFL) home or adult foster home is considered an out-of-home setting for a person who chooses this setting. The participant receives 24-hour care and lives in a private home environment with a family who are paid to provide services to address the care and habilitation needs of the participant.

33 Alternative Family Living (AFL) The family will continue to reside in this home if they choose to no longer provide supports and the participant moves from their home. The LME and targeted case manager are responsible for monitoring the health and safety of the participant.

34 Alternative Family Living (AFL) CAP-MR/DD funds may not be used for room and board costs. CAP-MR/DD funds may not be used for Home Modifications and Vehicles Adaptations in AFL or group home settings. In a one person group home, a participant resides in a home owned or leased by another person or agency. Services are provided by caregivers who work in shifts.

35 Alternative Family Living (AFL) Licensure The AFL home does not require a license if it serves only one adult with a developmental disability. Any home serving more than one adult, or any number of children, requires a license (NCGS 122C-3 27G.5600F). Participants who are residing in out-of-home settings may receive Residential Supports based on their need and service definition requirements.

36 Unlicensed Group Home An unlicensed group home is a home which provides services similar to a licensed group home. As per NC General Statute 122C-3 27G.5600C, the home does not require a license as it serves only one adult with a developmental disability who requires 24- hour supervision.

37 Licensed Group Home A licensed group home is defined by NCGS 122C-3 27G.5600C Supervised Living DD Adult and 27G.5600B for Minors and NCGS 131 D.

38 Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Note: More information for prospective providers of out-of-home settings is available on the Division of Health Service Regulation Web site:

39 Utilization Review Guidelines REVISED

40 Utilization Review Guidelines Are about the needs of the person receiving services …not rates

41 Utilization Review Guidelines All services, regardless of the amount, must be justified; to assure the need for the service to aid the participant in the development of skills and strategies to increase independence, and decrease the need of paid supports.

42 Utilization Review Guidelines Utilization Review Guidelines- 1) Determines the limits of specific services an individual receives, and 2) The limits of services in total that the individual receives.

43 Utilization Review Guidelines CAP-MR/DD services can not be used for recreation or for the convenience of the caregiver or provider.

44 One Service Required Each Month A Minimum of One Service Required Each Month: Participants must receive at least 1(one) direct service each month to be maintained on the CAP-MR/DD waiver. Personal care, Respite and Habilitative services are considered Direct Care Services. Direct service does not include case management, equipment or supplies.

45 Habilitation for Adults Adults may receive up to 12 hours of Habilitation per day. This includes the habilitation portion of Home Supports and Residential Supports. This also includes Day Supports, Home and Community Supports, Supportive Employment, and Long Term Vocational Supports.

46 Habilitation for Children Any participant between 5-15 years of age or enrolled in public school can receive 3 hours of CAP-MR/DD habilitation a day as justified by the PCP. In total a possible 9 Hours of CAP-MR/DD habilitative services on the day the child does not attend school as justified by the PCP.

47 Habilitation for Children An additional 3 hours of CAP-MR/DD habilitative services may be approved, if clearly justified in the approved PCP. Justification needs to show how that these additional services are necessary to maintain the current skill level.

48 Habilitation for Children On days that school is in session: No CAP-MR/DD service may be utilized in school or any activity involving school or school activities (i.e. Transportation to and from the school). No CAP-MR/DD Habilitation services may be utilized during the time that school is typically in session.

49 Habilitation for Children On days that school is in session The IEP indicates that the time the participant is in school is less than the standard school session each day, only CAP/MR-DD non- habilitative services; such as, Personal Care Services or the Personal Care component of Residential Supports may be used for the remainder of the standard school day session.

50 Habilitation for Children Home Schooled: Children who are home schooled follow the same guidelines as children who are in public or private schools however the time of the 6 hours of Home schooling may differ according to the needs of the individual. Parents must submit the Home Schooling certificate and schedule to the Case Manager so that the Case Manager may monitor. If the family does not provide the Case Manager with the Home Schooling schedule, the child will use the same schedule as public school.

51 Individual versus Group Individual For participants that require one to one direct staff intervention, in one to one or group settings, in the areas of self care, receptive & expressive language, learning, mobility, self direction, that may have behavioral & or medical challenges. Without the direct one to one staff intervention the individual would not be able to successfully participate in activities that render habilitative outcomes. Group For participants that only require support/supervision/monitoring from staff in a group setting in the areas of self care, receptive & expressive language, learning, mobility, self direction, that may have behavioral & or medical challenges. The individual can successfully participate in activities in a group setting with staff support/supervision/ monitoring and realize habilitative outcomes.

52 ServiceLEVEL 1 SNAP Index LEVEL 2 SNAP Index LEVEL 3 SNAP Index LEVEL 4 SNAP Index Personal CareUp to 40 hrs/ month (160 units) hrs/ month (320 units) hrs/ month (480 units) hrs/ month (720 units) Service Limitations – Personal Care For a participant who is only receiving only Personal Care:

53 ServiceLEVEL 1 SNAP Index LEVEL 2 SNAP Index LEVEL 3 SNAP Index LEVEL 4 SNAP Index RespiteUp to 576 hours/year Service Limitations – Respite For a participant who is only receiving only Respite:

54 ServiceLEVEL 1 SNAP Index LEVEL 2 SNAP Index LEVEL 3 SNAP Index LEVEL 4 SNAP Index Habilitative Services (*Home and Community Supports, Day Supports, Supported Employment, and LT Vocational Support) Up to 129 total hours/month for any combination of these services Service Limitations – Habilitative Services *The individualized day program is limited to a maximum of 4 hours per day and must be provided outside of the participants home, and occurs in the community. * This service may not be provided by the same staff person who provides the residential supports.

55  Adult participants may receive up to12 hours of habilitation per day, including the habilitation portion of residential supports  Child participants, on school days may receive 3 hours of habilitation and an additional 3 hours may be requested if justified  Child participants, on non-school days may receive 9 hours of habilitation and an additional 3 hours may be requested, if justified  A participant may receive a maximum of 129 hours per month of habilitation services (this does not include the habilitation received as part of the residential supports)  The individualized day program is limited to a maximum of 4 hours per day and must be provided outside of the participants home, and occurs in the community. This service may not be provided by the same staff person who provides the residential supports. Habilitative Services

56 Home Supports – In Relation to Other Services ServiceLEVEL 1 SNAP Index LEVEL 2 SNAP Index LEVEL 3 SNAP Index LEVEL 4 SNAP Index LEVEL 5 SNAP Index Home Support Direct Contact Hours Required and Justified See grid RespiteUp to 576 hours/year Habilitative Services (Ind. Day Program, Day Supports, Supported Emp., and LT Voc. Support) Up to 129 total hours/month for any combination of these services

57 Residential Supports – In Relation to Other Services ServiceLEVEL 1 SNAP Index LEVEL 2 SNAP Index LEVEL 3 SNAP Index LEVEL 4 SNAP Index Direct Contact Hours Required and justified. See grid Respite576 hours/year Habilitative Services (Individualized Day Program, Day Supports, Supported Employment, and LT Vocational Support) 129 total hours/month for any combination of these services

58 Utilization Review Guidelines Exceeding the Utilization Review Guidelines: If services and supports are requested to assure the health and safety of the participant, the PCP must clearly describe:  How the health and safety of the participant is at risk without these services, AND  Measures taken to use natural and other community supports to assure the health and safety of the individual, AND  Demonstrate that no other options are available to assure health and safety of the participant other than providing services that will exceed the UR Guidelines.

59 Utilization Review Guidelines Exceeding the Utilization Review Guidelines: Only non-habilitative services (Personal Care or Respite) services may exceed the UR Guidelines. These services may exceed the UR Guidelines ONLY if the services are necessary to assure the health and safety of the participant. Individuals residing in AFLs may not exceed the UR Guidelines.

60 NC-SNAP There should be a positive correlation between the SNAP score and the required number of direct contact hours. When the SNAP score and the direct contact hours needed do not show a relationship, justification within the PCP and supporting documentation is required.

61 Due Process Rights Participants have due process rights as follows: Persons whose requests for waiver services are denied, reduced, terminated or suspended; denied the provider of their choice; or, denied LOC are issued a written notice that states the adverse action, citation supporting the action, and due process of appeal rights for a fair hearing or formal appeal conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). If a consumer is not receiving services, OAH will expedite the hearing request. This notice must be mailed at least 10 days prior to the effective date of the adverse action. If the recipient chooses to appeal the decision, he/she has 30 days from the date the notice is mailed to appeal the decision.

62 Due Process Rights N.C.G.S. 150B-31.2(c) allows each recipient to be offered mediation prior to a fair hearing. This mediation takes place outside of OAH. If the mediation successfully resolves the case to the recipient's satisfaction, the case is dismissed. Should the recipient reject the offer of mediation or the mediation is unsuccessful, the case proceeds to fair hearing.

63 Due Process Rights Participants are entitled to continuing services while an appeal is pending if all of the following conditions are met:  The request denied/reduced was for continuing services  The hearing request is submitted within 30 days of the date the notice was mailed.  The participant remains otherwise Medicaid eligible  The participant does not give up this right to continuing service.

64 Due Process Rights This right to receive continuing services applies even if the participant changes providers. A participant who loses the appeal may be required to pay for the services that continued because of the appeal.

65 Implementation Plan The new policies contained in Clinical Policy and Technical Amendment Number One will be implemented February 1, 2011 unless otherwise noted. Participants, guardians and legally responsible persons will have this time to determine alternate support options to ensure the health and safety needs are adequately addressed.

66 Implementation Plan Case managers will work with participants/legally responsible persons to assess the participants’ needs and make any needed changes to the participant’s PCP to meet the new requirements while ensuring services and supports are adequate to meet the health and safety needs of the participant.

67 Implementation Plan In the event a participant can not make the transition to the policy changes by the February 1, 2011 effective date, the DMH- DD-SAS will review the participant’s PCP and determine if further time is needed or if other actions are necessary for the participant to safely make the transition.

68 PCP Review Process to Request an Extension or Exception to the Transition Requirements Refer to the guidance contained in the CAP- MR/DD Policy Requirements: Extension/Exception Request Process, REVISED , located at mrdd/index.htm

69 CAP MR-DD Waiver Manuals Both the Comprehensive and the Supports Manuals have been developed to correspond with the Clinical Policy while also providing additional information and detail. The roles and responsibilities of the Divisions, LME(s) and case management organizations are outlined. The appendices are designed to be useful in offering required and supplemental information.

70 Revisions and Addendums to the Manuals The Divisions (DMA and DMH-DD-SAS) will provide any future Manual Addendums as needed on a bi-annual basis. Notification of Manual Addendums will be provided in an Implementation Update.


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