Changes to the Remote Supports Component of Assistive Technology in the Consolidated, Community Living and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers
ODP Announcement 21-094 notifies interested parties of changes to Remote Supports in the most recently approved waiver amendments, including the requirement to complete the Variance Form (DP 1086) when an individual needs more than $5,000 of Remote Supports per fiscal year.
Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waivers approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) effective November 22, 2021, contain changes to Remote Supports which are a component of the Assistive Technology service (all requirements contained in the waivers prior to the amendments continue to apply). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has updated Variance Form DP 1086 and the related instructions originally found in Bulletin 00-18-06, Variance Form and Process, to reflect the requirements for intensive remote supports in these amendments.
ODP is holding a webinar on February 16, 2022, from 10:00 am–11:00 am to discuss requirements and best practices for the Remote Supports component of Assistive Technology in the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS waivers. The date, time, and link for registration to attend the webinar can be found here.