Medicaid Waiver Programs
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver
Department of Health Mission
To protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in the state
through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements
Effective September 1, 2010, The Waiver will no longer accept
INDIVIDUAL In-Home Care Providers,
except for LPNs and RNs.
What is a Waiver?
Home and community-based waivers (1915(c) are tools used by states to obtain federal Medicaid matching funds to provide long-term care to patients in
settings other than institutions.
Waivers must be approved by Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) and are good for three years, after which they may be renewed every five
* Home and community-based care is increasingly being viewed as a preferable alternative to
long-term institutional care.
* Benefits the individual who may remain among friends and family;
* Benefits the state because services may be provided for less than the cost of institutional
* To re-integrate individuals into their communities;
* To ensure that quality services are delivered in the most effective and cost efficient
a coordinated system; and
* To utilize program funds to leverage federal dollars and grants to support the long-term
goals of the
* To provide Medicaid-eligible clients who meet nursing home level of care with long-term
community-based services and supports necessary to live safely and independently in the
* The current 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Care Waiver became effective July, 2002 and
was renewed in July 2007 for 5 additional years.
* The program provides greater flexibility in serving beneficiaries since state plan Medicaid
limits services to disabled adults.
* Florida residents age 18 and over;
* Must be referred to the BSCIP Central Registry;
* Meets state definition of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or both;
* Must be medically stable;
* Must meet at least Level II nursing home level of care; and
* Must be financially eligible for Florida Medicaid.
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Medicaid Waiver Program
(128.4 kb pdf)
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Central Registry: 1-800-342-0778
Central Registry Fax:(850) 410-1975
Department of Health
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C25
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1744
Program Toll Free Number
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