Tuesday, November 27, 2012

120 slots open for Aged and Disabled Waiver

One year ago the state Bureau for Medical Services announced that enrollment in the West Virginia Aged and Disabled Waiver Program was frozen. Since then applications have still been taken, but those found medically eligible were put on a waitlist called Managed Enrollment.

Today the Governor announced that 120 people on that list may now become enrolled and receive services.

As of November 13 there were 1,713 people on the managed enrollment list who are medically eligible for services and waiting. The 120 slots will be filled by those individuals who have been on that list the longest, according to Penney Hall, Program Manager for the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver program. "Those individuals will be notified by mail that there is a slot opened and they will need to choose their service model. If they choose Traditional Model they will also have to choose their case management and homemaker agencies."

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