ODP Announcement 19-136 announces that the amendment for the Adult Autism Waiver was submitted to CMS on October 15, 2019. The submitted waiver includes modifications that were made as a result of the comments received by 37 individuals, families, agencies, and organizations. The full waiver application, as well as a side-by-side of substantive changes made as a result of public comment, is available online here.
CMS has 90 days to review the amendment and changes may occur to the content based upon discussion with CMS during the approval process. It is anticipated that the waiver amendment will be approved and effective January 1, 2020. ODP will inform all stakeholders when CMS has officially approved the Adult Autism Waiver and will make the approved waiver available at that time. Questions about this communication should be directed to Laura Cipriani.