Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Extended Services under FS and CIH Waivers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the Family Supports waiver (FSW) renewal and Community Integration & Habilitation waiver (CIH) amendment. 

Effective July 1, 2015, supported employment follow-along (SEFA) was replaced with extended services (ES). Extended services are ongoing employment support services which enable a participant to maintain integrated, competitive employment in a community setting that pays at or above minimum wage. 

Here is a comparison of SEFA and ES allowable and non-allowable core components: http://www.in.gov/fssa/files/SEFA_and_extended_services_comparison_.pdf

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