Medicaid Waiver (EDCD)

imageVirginia’s Medicaid Waivers allows Medicaid to pay for a wide variety of services for people of all ages who have disabilities so that they may remain in their homes and communities with the supports they need rather than having to receive services in a nursing home or large facility. Don’t worry the financial Medicaid requirements are based on the individual’s income not the family’s income!

Regardless of age, the request for enrollment into the EDCD waiver originates from four different possible sources: Acute Care Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, the Local Department of Social Services (LDSS) or the Local Health Department (LHD) in the locality where the individual resides. All individuals must be Medicaid eligible and have a Virginia Universal Assessment Instrument (UAI) completed by their local preadmission screening team (which consists of a representative from the LDSS and the LHD) within their community or by an Acute Care Hospital discharge planner if the individual is hospitalized. There is no cost to be screened to determine eligibility for the EDCD waiver. There may be a patient pay for services based on the individual’s earned and unearned income. The local department of social services eligibility worker will determine if an individual has a patient pay responsibility. 

Individuals receiving waiver services may also be eligible for other supportive Virginia Medicaid services such as ID, DD and MR Waiver services. The individual or the legal guardian of the individual should contact their local Department of Social Services in their locality to obtain details and assistance. Assured Health Home Care, Inc. staffs are ready to assist you with any questions you might have concerning enrollment into Medicaid waiver.

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