Systems Management and Waivers

The Office of Systems Management was established to oversee and promote the development and use of the Alabama Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services Information System (ADIDIS) within the division and community providers. ADIDIS provides more efficient tracking of billing, ensures compliance with contracts and standards, and provides valuable data for future planning. ADIDIS also provides technical assistance to support division action on a wide range of topics including the waiting list, outcomes measurement and supportive employment for consumers. In addition, ADIDIS manages the coordination of child and adolescent services.

 

This office is provides information related to waivers which ADMH assists in facilitating and is also responsible for the renewal of the ID and LAH waivers and any needed amendments.

 

By 2022, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities, along with Alabama Medicaid, is required to fully implement the Home and Community Based Settings Rule. The final Home and Community-Based Services regulations set forth new requirements under which states may provide home and community-based long-term services and supports. To learn more, please visit the HCBS page.

Public Comment Sought for Waiver Amendments


The Alabama Medicaid Agency is seeking public comment on its proposal to amend the Alabama Home and Community-Based Intellectual Disabilities Waiver (ID Waiver).

The waiver supports Alabama citizens who have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities and who would otherwise require the level of care offered in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) institution to remain in the community. The waiver provides services such as day services and in-home supports.

 

The Alabama Medicaid Agency is also seeking public comment on its proposal to amend the Alabama Home and Community-Based Living at Home Waiver for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (LAH Waiver).

The waiver supports Alabama citizens who have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities and who would otherwise require the level of care offered in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) institution to remain in the community. The waiver provides services such as day services and in-home supports.

 

The comment period is open until December 23, 2019. Written comments regarding the proposed waiver amendment are welcome and should be mailed to Samantha McLeod, Associate Director via mail to: Alabama Medicaid Agency, Long Term Care Division, P.O. Box 5624, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5624 or via e-mail to samantha.mcleod@medicaid.alabama.gov. Comments will be available for public review at http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov/ under the tab LTC/Waivers.

Karen Coffey, Director
334-242-3719

Please Note


Section “2: Purpose(s) of the Amendment” includes incorrect information related to the definition for Community Experience.  The revised definition does NOT limit the provider and this sentence will be removed prior to submission to CMS.  Please refer to the waiver definition in the service sections for the changes to Community Experience.