NC Innovations Waiver Listening Sessions

The NC Division of Medical Assistance and the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services has completed a series of listening sessions on the NC Innovations Waiver as we prepare to renew the Waiver. Sessions were available in person and via online webinar.

Innovations Listening Sessions Presentation

NC Innovations Waiver Amendment FAQs

NC Innovations Waiver Changes- Service Definitions, FAQs

NC Innovations Waiver Changes– General Information, FAQs

NC Innovations Waiver - Proposed Changes Webinars

NC Innovations Waiver Changes - August 7, 2015

Introduction to NC IDD HCBS Waiver Changes

Proposed Change to the NC Innovations Waiver

NC Innovations Services Proposed Changes – August 20, 2015

Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and Individual Support Plan (ISP) Planning

The SIS and ISP Planning

Webinar Series Q & A - September 20, 2015

LME/MCO Training Materials

Mandatory training for LME-MCO care coordinators, IDD UM staff, SIS assessors, IDD Customer Service staff, and managers.

Recording of mandatory LME-MCO Training

Appendix to mandatory LME-MCO Training

Establishing a Resource Allocation Model for Service Recipients with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Plan Approval Process for the NC Resource Allocation Model

IDD State Stakeholder Group

The IDD State Stakeholder Group provides feedback and recommendations to the State on proposed changes to the NC Innovations waiver. The stakeholder group consists of representatives from the IDD community, including service recipients, family members, State and local CFACs, providers, provider associations and advocacy organizations. All Stakeholder Group Meetings are held in Raleigh, NC on the Dorothea Dix Campus from 1-4pm and are open to the public.

IDD State Stakeholder Group Membership List

IDD State Stakeholder Group Key Talking Points

IDD State Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes

May 11, 2015

IDD State Stakeholders Group Presentations

Community Living and Supports

HSRI Stakeholders Group Presentation Slides

IDD Stakeholders Meeting - Waiver 101 Slides

IDD Stakeholders Group SIS-ISP Planning

ISP-SIS Policy Presentation

Overview of NC Innovations Service Definition

Plan Approval Process for the NC Resource Allocation Model

Rate Setting Presentation

SIS Policy for ISP Planning - Draft

Supports Intensity Scale®

The Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS) was developed by the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

SIS assessments identify what help a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities needs to do the same things that others without disabilities do every day. It measures the assistance needed to shop, prepare meals, get around from place to place, work, have friendships, and other daily life activities.

The SIS is being used for two purposes:

  • To guide development of person centered service plans, and
  • To set Individualized Budget Amounts to be used for services.

SIS Assessment

A trained SIS interviewer leads a discussion of your need for support in different life activities.

The SIS interviewer is well-trained and should help you feel comfortable.

The SIS interviewer will use the same list of questions for you and everyone else. These questions are about the amount of assistance, if any, you need in each daily life activity area. The SIS interviewer documents how much support you need.

You should attend the SIS meeting and participate with other people who know you very well. A SIS meeting usually takes between 2 to 3 hours

There are no right or wrong answers to the SIS questions. Explain what your needs are and let people know your abilities when you can. If you do not understand a question, ask the SIS interviewer to explain it. It is important that all answers are accurate and not over or underestimated.

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