Donna Turner, Clinical Director
Council of the Southern Mountains
512 Commerce St.
Bluefield, WV 24701
148 McDowell Street
Welch, WV 24801
Contact: Randal Johnson, ext. 1223
The Medicaid Title XIX I/DD Waiver Program for individuals with special needs is a federal and state funded Medicaid program designed to deliver services to individuals in their home and community as an alternative to receiving services in an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with Mental Retardation and related conditions (ICF/MR).
All persons who are certified eligible to be in an ICF/MR setting are eligible to participate in the MR/DD Waiver Program. The program is a health care coverage program that reimburses for services to instruct/train, support and assist individuals who have mental retardation and/or related conditions to achieve the highest level of independence and self-sufficiency possible in their lives.
Who is Eligible for I/DD Waiver Services?
To be medically eligible, an individual must have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation and/or a related condition with substantial deficits in major life areas that require the same level of intensive instruction and services that are provided in an ICF/MR facility.
To be financially eligible, the individual must have a monthly income of less than three times the current maximum amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and have less than $2,000 in assets. The costs of I/DD Waiver services to participants on average cannot be more expensive than the average cost of supporting people in the ICF/MR facility. It is your right to select your provider of choice.
The Following lists the services that are reimbursable through the state I/DD Waiver Program:
Respite Care Services
Day Habilitation Services
Pre-Vocational Training Services
Supported Employment Services
Extended Physician Services
Skilled Nursing Services
Environmental Accessibility Adaptation
Adult Companion Services
Positive Behavior Support Services
Skills Development Specialist Services
Speech and Language Therapy
Dietary By Registered Dietician Services
Psychological and Psychiatric Services
Contact the Council of the Southern Mountains to enroll your Waiver eligible individual in services.
It is your choice.
Contact Donna Turner, Clinical Director, at the Council of the Southern Mountains for Waiver Services information and referral at 304-327-5305.