Medicaid Service Coordination assists individuals with developmental disabilities, diagnosed prior to the age of 22, with gaining access to the Home and Community-Based (HCBS) waiver through OPWDD. We also provide advocacy and support with obtaining and maintaining individuals’ entitlements and benefits.
MSC is a Medicaid State Plan service provided by OPWDD which assists eligible persons with developmental disabilities in gaining access to necessary supports and services appropriate to the needs of the individual. MSC is provided by qualified service coordinators and uses a person centered planning approach in developing, implementing and maintaining an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) with and for a person with developmental disabilities. MSC promotes the concepts of informed choice.
Self-direction gives you flexibility to choose the mix of supports and services that are right for you so you can live the life you want. With self-direction, YOU choose your services, the staff and organizations that provide them, and a schedule that works best for YOU.
FREE has agency Support Brokers
A Support Broker helps a person exercise as much choice and control over their life as possible. The Support Broker guides someone through initiation of a self-directed budget and provides ongoing support.
OPWDD currently operates three Care at Home (CAH) Medicaid Home and Community Based Waivers. The OPWDD CAH waivers (III, IV and VI) provide services to children with severe developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions living at home with their families.
A separate HCBS waiver service. Coordinators assist HCBS waiver enrollees who have opted out of traditional MSC to maintain enrollment through maintenance of their individualized service plans and current level of care eligibility.