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1915(i) Services

Individuals on the Registry of Unmet Needs who have Medicaid and are not receiving other waiver services may be eligible to receive 1915(i) services while waiting for their Innovations waiver slot. A 1915(i) assessment is required to determine eligibility for services. The assessment addresses activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing, etc), instrumental activities (e.g., meal prep), social activities (e.g., going out with friends, carrying on a conversation, etc), work (i.e., ability to learn new tasks), and cognitive/behavioral tasks (e.g., speech/language/communication). A care manager will then develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP), in collaboration with the family, which will include the services to be put in place (or services already in place, if assessment is completed for the annual renewal).

The 1915(i) services available are the following:

  • Community Living and Supports: Focuses on skill practice/learning and provides supervision/assistance for activities. This service is available for members with an I/DD or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). See the Community Living and Supports Clinical Coverage Policy for details. 
  • Community Transition: Provides funds for adult registry members to move from an institutional setting into their own private residence. This service is available for members with an I/DD, serious mental illness (SMI), severe substance use disorder (SUD), or TBI. See the Community Transition Clinical Coverage Policy for details. 
  • Individual and Transitional Support (ITS): Provides supports for learning, retaining, and improving self-help, social, and adapting skills in order to reside successfully in the community. This service is available for some members with a serious emotional disturbance (SED), SMI, or severe SUD. See Individual and Transitional Support (ITS) Clinical Coverage Policy for details. 
  • Respite: Provides periodic or scheduled support and relief to the primary caregiver(s) from the responsibility and stress of caring for registry members. This service is available for some members with I/DD, SED, severe SUD, and TBI. See Respite Clinical Coverage Policy for details. 
  • Supported Employment: Provides initial job development, training, job stabilization, and transportation for individuals ages 16 and older with the goal of Competitive Integrative Employment (CIE). This service is available for some members with I/DD or TBI. See Supported Employment for I/DD and TBI Clinical Coverage Policy for details.