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Alaska Medicaid Waivers

Alaska currently has three waivers that are open to children. Two are HCBS 1915(c) Medicaid waivers and one is a TEFRA program. While the TEFRA program waives parental income, we do not know whether the other two waivers count parent income or not. See this brochure for an overview of Alaska's waiver programs.

Alaska also has two adult-only waivers, Alaskans Living Independently and Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities.

Other programs in Alaska:

Advocacy organizations in Alaska:

TEFRA

  • 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.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Alaska TEFRA from Qualis Health or TEFRA brochure
  • How to Apply: Contact the Department of Public Assistance or use this link. Once you apply through Public Assistance, you will be contacted by Qualis Health.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Children with Complex Medical Conditions

Also called CCMC Waiver

  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile and/or technology dependent.
  • Ages: 0-21
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 334
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides care coordination, day habilitation, residential habilitation, respite, supported employment, chore, environmental mods, intensive active treatment, meals, nursing oversight and care management, specialized medical equipment, and transportation for medically fragile individuals ages 0-21.
  • Online State Information: Alaska Waivers 
  • How to Apply: Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-877-6AK-ADRC (1-877-625-2372) or Senior & Disabilities Services at 269-3666. For more information see this brochure.
  • Waiting List: There are 982 people with developmental disabilities on Alaska's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Also called Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1936
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides care coordination, day habilitation, residential habilitation, respite, supported employment, chore, environmental mods, intensive active treatment, meals, nursing oversight and care management, specialized medical equipment, specialized private duty nursing, and transportation for individuals with autism, DD, and ID, ages 0 to no maximum age.
  • Online State Information: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver Unit
  • How to Apply: Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-877-6AK-ADRC (1-877-625-2372) or Senior & Disabilities Services at 269-3666. For more information see this brochure.
  • Waiting List: There are 982 people with developmental disabilities on Alaska's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.