Montana

Montana currently has three HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children, and one other HCBS waiver that has been changed to a 1915(i) state-based program. The four standard waivers all waive parent income, but we are not sure if parent income is waived for the 1915(i) program. See Montana’s HCBS Waiver page or their Long Term Care page for more information on Montana’s programs.Montana also has an adult-only waiver, HCB Waiver for Adults with Severe Disabling Mental Illness.

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Programs in Montana

CHILDREN'S AUTISM WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children with autism.
  • Ages: 1-4
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 60
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2016
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides children's autism training, respite, waiver funded children's case management, adaptive equipment/environmental mods, OT, PT, speech therapy, transportation, individual goods and services, program design & monitoring for children with autism, ages 1-4.
  • Online State Information: Montana Autism page or Montana Medicaid Waiver page
  • How to Apply: Contact the nearest DDP Regional Office.
  • Waiting List: Montana has 91 children and 844 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
HCBW FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DD

Also called Comprehensive Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 2750
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides day supports and activities, homemaker, job discovery/job preparation, live-in caregiver, residential habilitation, respite, supported employment-follow along support, waiver-funded children's case management, OT, PT, psychological services, speech therapy, supports brokerage, adult companion services, adult foster support, assisted living, behavioral support, caregiver training and support, community transition, environmental mods/adaptive equipment, individual goods and services, meals, nutritionist, personal care, PERS, personal supports, private duty nursing, remote monitoring equipment, remote monitoring, retirement services, supported employment-co-worker support, supported employment-individual employment support, supported employment-small group employment support, and transportation for individuals with IDD/DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Medicaid waivers page
  • How to Apply: Contact the nearest DDP Regional Office.
  • Waiting List: Montana has 91 children and 844 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
BIG SKY
  • Target Population: Children and adults with physical or other health disabilities.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 3200
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2016
  • Description from medicaid.govTo provide adult day health, case management, day habilitation, homemaker, personal assistance, prevocational, residential habilitation, respite, supported employment, OT, PT, respiratory therapy, speech therapy and audiology, FMS, independence advisor, community supports, community transition, consultative clinical and therapeutic services, consumer goods and services, dietetic services, environmental accessibility adaptations, family training and support, health and wellness, homemaker chore, non-medical transportation, nutrition, pain and symptom management, PERS, post acute rehab services, private duty nursing, senior companion, specialized child care for medically fragile children, specialized medical equipment and supplies, supported living, and vehicle mods, for aged individuals (65-no max age) and physical and other disabilities (ages 0-64).
  • Online State Information: Big Sky Page
  • How to Apply: Contact the Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation at 1-800-219-7035.
  • Waiting List: Montana has 91 children and 844 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
BRIDGE WAIVER (PRTF) AND 1915(I) PROGRAM

The 1915(c) waiver is being replaced with a 1915(i) state-based program.

  • Target Population: Children with mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
  • Ages: 5-17
  • Levels of Care: Psychiatric Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c) transitioning to 1915(i)
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: 1915(c) expires 9/30/2017 
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides respite care, caregiver peer-to-peer support, consultative clinical and therapeutic services, education and support services, family support specialist, in-home therapy, non-medical transportation, supplemental supportive services, wraparound facilitation for SED children, ages 6-17.
  • Online State Information: Children's Mental Health
  • How to Apply: Call (406) 444-1535
  • Waiting List: Montana has 91 children and 25 people with mental health needs on its waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
OTHER PROGRAMS