Home and Community Based HCBS Waivers and Medicaid What you need to know to access services

In this workshop we cover the four main Home and Community Based (HCBS) or Medicaid waivers. We also discuss who is eligible for them, how to apply for them and what they fund. You will learn the steps needed to receive a Support Coordinator through the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and what the wait list means to you.

Presenters:
Ann Mangelsdorf, Assistant Director Family Support and Advocacy, St. Louis Arc
Kristen Rusbarsky, Consumer and Benefits Coordinator, St. Louis Arc

00:00 Introduction
00:56 Medicaid basics
02:22 Applying for Medicaid
07:53 Medicaid as health insurance
10:29 Maintaining Medicaid eligibility
23:52 Medicaid and Medicare
27:16 Steps to access a waiver
44:45 Waiver options

Please email HandoutRequest@slarc.org if you would like to receive a copy of the handouts from this event.

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By Michael

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