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Idaho Medicaid Waivers

Idaho currently has three waiver programs that serve children. Two are 1915(c) HCBS waivers, and one is a TEFRA/Katie Beckett program. All waive parent income and are open to children of all incomes. General information about developmental disabilities in Idaho can be be found on the Children's DD Services page.

Idaho also has two adult-only waivers, Aged & Disabled and DD.

Other Idaho Programs:

Idaho Advocacy Organizations:

TEFRA

Also called Home Care for Certain Disabled Children or Katie Beckett

  • 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, in 2010 Idaho began charging families a monthly premium based on their income, up to 5% of their income. Due to both state and federal rules, this payment is considered "optional." Services cannot be stopped if you do not pay. Information is available here.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: General information from Idaho 211 or this detailed information from Idaho Autism 
  • How to Apply: Call the helpline at (800) 926-2588 or contact Regional Medicaid services at 208-334-0940. 
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Children's DD

  • Target Population: Children with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism
  • Ages: 0-17
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 2360
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides family education, habilitative supports, respite, community support services, financial management services, support broker services, crisis intervention family training, habilitative intervention, interdisciplinary training, therapeutic consultations for individuals with autism, ID, and DD, ages 0 – 17.
  • Online State Information: Children's Developmental Disability Page
  • How to Apply: This document describes the process. Call (208) 334-5512 to get started.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Act Early

  • Target Population: Young children with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 553
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides family education, habilitative supports, respite, crisis intervention, family training, habilitative intervention, interdisciplinary training, therapeutic consultation for individuals with autism, ID, and DD, ages 3-6.
  • Online State Information: Children's Developmental Disability Page
  • How to Apply: This document describes the process. Call (208) 334-5512 to get started.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.