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Understanding Medicaid Waivers
- Attendant Care / Act 150
- COMMCARE Waiver
- Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD)
- Independence Waiver
The following list of Waivers are available for eligible individuals in Pennsylvania.
Information for mentally-alert Pennsylvanians with physical disabilities. The purpose of the Pennsylvania Attendant Care Program is to enable individuals with physical disabilities to perform activities of daily living. Consumers have ultimate control of their attendant care services including the right to recruit, hire, train, supervise, pay and, if necessary, terminate their attendants.
Home and community-based program developed for individuals who experience a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. The COMMCARE Waiver is a Home and Community-Based program developed for individuals with a medically determined diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). COMMCARE prevents the institutionalization of individuals with TBI and helps them to remain as independent as possible.
The Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD) provides services to people with severe developmental physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or similar conditions. Individuals must have an other related condition which manifests at least three sub stan tial functional limitations in the areas of mobility, communication, self-care, learning, self-direction, or capacity for independent living.
Within this family of Waivers exist two sub-types that are defined briefly below – great detail is supplied on the link for this section.
The OBRA Waiver is a Home and Community Based Waiver program that may help you if you have a developmental physical disability to allow you to live in the community and remain as independent as possible.
Home and community based waiver program that provides services to persons with physical disabilities to allow them to live in the community and remain as independent as possible. Pennsylvanians ages 18 and older with a severe physical disability requiring a nursing facility level of care are potentially eligible. The disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and learning.
The following providers supply INDEPENDENCE services for the counties outlined:
Lancaster, PA 17605-0485
CSPPPD Program Manager: 717-397-1841 or 800-995-9581
UDS Covers the Following Counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and York
Philadelphia, PA 19106
CSPPPD Program Manager: 215-634-2000 or 888-634-2155
LRI Covers the Following Counties: Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Bucks, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Lehigh, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming