Medicaid is currently enforcing new regulations and guidance that may restrict waiver funding from being used in specific homes, workplaces, and day program settings. If you or your loved one uses Medicaid funding to access support services in any of the following settings, access to your support services may be at risk if the state or federal government determine it is isolating or institutional in nature:
These settings have been identified by Medicaid officials as having the effect of isolating citizens with disabilities. Therefore, advocates must convince Medicaid officials that these settings are not isolating or institutional, but are your or your loved one’s preferred setting choice.
There are several opportunities for you to influence the determination if your setting may or may not be “home and community-based” enough to receive Medicaid waiver funding:
To locate your Member of Congress on-line go to: