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Children’s Autism Waiver
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  1. CMS Approval Letter

  2. Waiver Description and Glossary –This section includes a statement of the purpose and a brief description of the waiver, an overview of the safeguards and contact information; Acronyms and terms frequently used in Montana’s Developmental Disabilities system.

  3. Appendix A:Waiver Administration and Operation – Identifies the agency that has authority for operation of the waiver (DDP) and describes the waiver operational and administrative functions.

  4. Appendix B: Participant Access and Eligibility – Specifies waiver target groups, cost, number served, and eligibility criteria.

  5. Appendix C: Participant Services– Sets forth specifications for each service offered under the waiver.

  6. Appendix D: Participant-Centered Planning and Service Delivery – Describes Service Plan development, implementation, and monitoring.

  7. Appendix E: Participant Direction of Services – Describes participant opportunities to direct services.

  8. Appendix F: Participant Rights – Describes Fair Hearing, Dispute Resolution, and State Grievance/Complaint processes.

  9. Appendix G: Response to Critical Events or Incidents – Describes the State's Incident Management Policy and reporting system, safeguards concerning restraints and restrictive interventions, and medication management and administration.

  10. Appendix H: Quality Improvement Strategy – Describes the process used to determine that CMS assurances are met, including standards, and documentation and monitoring requirements.

  11. Appendix I: Financial Accountability – Describes financial processes, including rates, billing, claims, and payment information.

  12. Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration – Describes projections of service utilization and costs, data demonstrating cost-neutrality, and information and methods used to obtain the estimates of the factors.

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