Public Notices
Department of Health Services
Medicaid Reimbursement for Wisconsin's 1915(i) Community Recovery Services
Psychosocial Rehabilitation State Plan Amendment
The State of Wisconsin intends to implement a HCBS 1915(i) state plan amendment that provides psychosocial rehabilitation services to support individuals with mental illness. There are three components of the service as described below.
  Community Living Supportive Services — services needed to allow consumers to live with maximum independence in community integrated housing.
  Supported Employment — assists consumers with acquiring and maintaining gainful employment.
  Peer/Advocate Supports — Peer Specialists function as role models demonstrating techniques in recovery and ongoing coping skills.
The Department is proposing to implement new rates for HCBS 1915(i) state plan amendment on January 15, 2010. The interim rates use a wage data methodology based on average wages provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Final payments to counties will be based on certified public expenditures. County agencies will provide the non-federal share for these services. State statute 49.45 (30g) limits this program to county agencies that have elected to participate. County agencies may contract with other providers for these services. Those providers will be reimbursed at a rate specific to the county but derived from a uniform methodology.
Copies of the Proposed Change
A copy of the proposed change may be obtained free of charge at your local county agency or by calling or writing as follows:
Regular Mail
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
PO Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851
Joyce Allen
Bureau Director, Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(608) 266-1351
(608) 266-1533
Attention: Joyce Allen
A copy of the proposed change is available for review at the main office of any county department of social services or human services.
Written Comments
Written comments are welcome. Written comments on the proposed change may be sent by FAX, e-mail, or regular mail to the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The FAX number is (608) 266-1533. The e-mail address is Regular mail can be sent to the above address. All written comments will be reviewed and considered.
All written comments received will be available for public review between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily in Room 850 of the State Office Building, 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, Wisconsin. Revisions may be made based on comments received.
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