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NC Medicaid's CAP/DA Waiver Renewal: Survey and Informational Session Announcement-02/02/2024

On January 23, 2024, NC Medicaid hosted an information webinar to kick off the CAP/DA waiver renewal. To continue to work to renew the CAP/DA waiver, beginning in February, NC Medicaid will host remote listening sessions. The CAP/DA team at NC Medicaid invites you to attend these listening sessions.  Each session will be 1.50 hours, and you can join by registering and logging in with your computer or phone by dialing the call-in number provided on your registration. You can also email your feedback, suggestions, recommendations, lived experiences, and quality improvement strategies ahead of the scheduled listening session at Medicaid.Capwaiver.Publiccomment@dhhs.nc.gov or by calling (919) 855-4340. You can also send your comments and feedback to the email address or telephone number above if you are unable to attend the listening sessions. Please use the link below to complete the survey and register to attend these listening sessions.

CAP/DA Waiver Renewal Survey and Session Registration

CAP/DA Waiver Renewal Announcement-01/17/2024

The North Carolina Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) will expire Oct. 31, 2024. North Carolina is seeking to renew its waiver for another five years to ensure continuous access to the program’s services.

The CAP/DA waiver is a statewide program that offers services to physically disabled adults and individuals over 65 who meet a nursing facility level of care. The program offers 18 home and community-based services to a total of 11,648 recipients. Program enrollees must have a need for at least one of the 18 available home and community-based services to remain in or return to a community setting.

Opportunities for Public Comment
North Carolina invites public comments on the renewal of the CAP/DA 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Waiver from Nov. 20 through Dec. 31, 2023. To ensure consideration prior to the submission of the renewal request, comments must be received by 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 2023.

All comments are welcome; however, comments are requested on the service options, usage limits, recommendations for additional home and community-based services and case coordination.

Written comments may be sent to the following address. (Please indicate CAP/DA 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver in the written message):

NC Medicaid
Attention: CAP/DA-LTSS
2501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2501

Comments may be submitted by email to Medicaid.capwaiver_publiccomment@dhhs.nc.gov, by voicemail at 919-855-4340 or by fax at 919-715-0052. Please indicate CAP/DA 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver in the message.

Information Session
An Information session will be held Jan. 23, 2024, at 10 a.m., to roll out the project plan for the renewal of the CAP/DA waiver. The session will include an overview of:  

  • The CAP/DA waiver. 
  • Public comments received during the public comment period. 
  • The project plan includes the dates and times of each engagement session, how to join work session and discussion groups and suggested changes to the waiver application.    

To register for the Information engagement session, click here. Then follow the prompts to complete your registration.  

To call into the Information engagement session, dial 1+ (562) 247-844 and enter access code 502-126-556 and follow the prompts to connect to the session.   

Below is the proposed timeline for the renewal waiver. 

CAP/DA Waiver Renewal Activities November 2023 – October 2024 

Nov. 2023 – Jan. 2024      

  • Nov. 20 – Dec. 31, 2023     Public comment period 
  • Jan. 24, 2024     Information session 

February – May 2024      

  • February 20     Listening Session 
  • March 19     Listening session 

April – May       

  • Discussion sessions (Dates TBD)

June – July 2024      

  • Draft of Renewal Waiver application completed 
  • June 29     Renewal Waiver application submitted to CMS for approval 

August – October 2024      

  • CMS reviews and approves Renewal Waiver application with an effective date of Nov. 1, 2024 

1915 (c) CAP/DA Approval Waiver Renewal Document (as of Nov. 1, 2022)

 

NC Medicaid's CAP Waiver Program Consumer Direction Training Notice-01/09/2024

The 2024 Consumer Direction Training Schedule is listed below for individuals participating in the Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) or Disabled Adults (CAP/DA). To obtain the initial approval to self-direct care using consumer direction, the waiver participant or the primary caregiver and the designated employer of record must register and participate in one of the identified training sessions. The trainings are virtual and will be held monthly beginning January 2024.

 

Objectives of the training are to:

  1. Assist families in identifying whether consumer-directed services are an option to meet their family's needs.
  2. Assist families and supporters in obtaining information about consumer direction to gain the knowledge, skills, and required competencies to be self-directed.  
  3. Provide participants with a training certificate of full completion of the training to facilitate enrollment in consumer direction.

 

If you are interested in enrolling in consumer-directed services, you must register to attend one of the virtual Consumer Direction trainings. When registering, select the time that best meets your scheduling needs to actively participate in the training session. If you have questions that you would like addressed during the session, please send those questions to michelle.codrington@dhhs.nc.gov

 

How to register:

  1. Click on the registration link below that is blue.
  2. When the link opens, select the date and time that works best for you by clicking the box using the drop-down arrow on the far right of the bar to select your preferred date and time.
  3. Make sure your time zone is EDT.
  4. Type in your first name, last name, and email address.
  5. Click register once you have typed in your name and email address.
  6. When you click register, you will receive a notice that you are registered for the training.
  7. A notice will also pop up to add this event to your calendar. Click on “Add to Calendar” and follow the prompts.
  8. Your training registration is now complete.
  9. On the day of the training, click on the join webinar link to listen in.
  10. In your confirmed registration link, there is an option for you to join by telephone if you prefer that over listening on your computer.  

 

If you need assistance with registering, please respond to this email.

 

Below you will find a registration link for each monthly Consumer Direction webinar:

 

January 2024

  • January 24thfrom 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

February 2024

  • February 21st -from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

March 2024

  • March 20th -from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

April 2024

  • April 17thfrom 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

May 2024

  •  May 15th -from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

June 2024

  • June 12th -from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

July 2024

  • July 17thfrom 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

August 2024

  • August 14th -from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

September 2024

  • September 18th -from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

October 2024

  • October 16thfrom 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

November 2024

  • November 13th -from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255

December 2024

  • December 11th -from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – CAP Consumer-Direction Training

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7894109094310780255