The purpose of the webinar is to inform 1915(c) HCBS waiver providers of the upcoming changes to the service authorization process. Webinar topics will include:
• Review of the upcoming shift from the medical model prior authorization process administered by a third party (currently Carewise) to an updated service authorization process driven primarily by case managers / participant directed case managers;
• Describe services requiring additional Cabinet level approval and the corresponding approval process;
• Introduce mandatory case manager training requirements to prepare case managers / participant directed case managers to appropriately authorize waiver services; and
• Discuss the supports that DMS will make available to case managers once the new process takes effect.