Waiver is a 1915(c) Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver that allows for more flexibility in the funding of intensive community-based services to assist children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances to live in the community with their families.
Waiver services are provided in combination with services available through the Medicaid Sate Plan, other federal, state, and local programs the individual may qualify for, and the natural supports that families and communities provide.
- Reducing out-of-home placements and inpatient psychiatric treatment by all child-serving agencies;
- Providing a more complete continuum of community-based services and supports;
- Ensuring families have access to parent partners and other flexible nontraditional support services as identified in a family-centered planning process;
- Preventing entry into the foster care system and relinquishment of parental custody; and
- Improving the clinical and functional outcomes of children and adolescents.
- Adaptive Aids & Supports
- Community Living Supports
- Family Supports
- Minor Home Modifications
- Non-Medical Transportation
- Paraprofessional Services
- Professional Services
- Supportive Family Based Alternatives
- Transitional Servies
All YES waiver participants will also receive benefits to access all Medicaid State Plan Services that are medically necessary.
Who is eligible for YES Waiver services?
The local Mental Health Authority in your service area will assess you for eligibility. To participate in the YES Waiver, the child or adolescent must meet the following criteria:
- Be between 3-18 years of age
- Reside in a non-institutional setting with the child's or adolescent's Legally Authorized Representative; or in the child's or adolescent's own home or apartment, if legally emancipated
- Reside in one of nine counties served ( Parmer, Castro, Swisher, Briscoe, Bailey, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, and Motley)