Nevada

Nevada currently has a TEFRA program and two HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children. Only the Katie Beckett TEFRA program waives parent income. For a list of Nevada’s methods of accessing Medicaid for people who are disabled (MAABD program), see this overview.

Nevada charges a family fee or “parental reimbursement” for families in all three waivers who earn more than 200% of the federal poverty level. See this Parental Reimbursement Worksheet.

Nevada is in the process of creating a demonstration program for children with behavioral challenges. Nevada also has an adult-only waiver for Frail Elderly.

Advocacy Organizations in Nevada:

Programs in Nevada

KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM
  • Target Population: Children who would otherwise require care in an institution with any type of disability, including medical, developmental, intellectual, or psychiatric conditions. 
  • Ages: 0-18
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility, Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the program is based on the child's income only. However, a parent fee may apply. 
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Katie Beckett Program 
  • How to Apply: Apply for Medicaid and mention you want to apply for Katie Beckett, or contact DHCFP Reno or Las Vegas offices.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
HCBW FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
  • Target Population: Children and adults with physical or other health disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: No, and a parent fee may apply. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1105
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides case management, homemaker, respite, attendant care, specialized medical equipment and supplies, assisted living, chore, environmental accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, and PERS for aged individuals (65 - no max age) and PD (ages 0-64).
  • Online State Information: Physical Disability information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Aging and Disability regional office.
  • Waiting List: Nevada has 84 persons with physical disabilities on their waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
HCBW FOR PERSONS WITH ID AND RELATED CONDITIONS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: No, and a parent fee may apply.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 2178
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides day habilitation, prevocational, residential support, supported employment, behavioral consultation-training & intervention, counseling, career planning, non-medical transportation, nursing, nutrition counseling, residential support management for individuals with ID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Developmental Disability information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local regional center.
  • Waiting List: Nevada has 739 persons with intellectual disabilities on their waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.