OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
Michigan has begun implementation of a waiver that includes Medicaid prepaid specialty services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities. The state announced approval of this waiver by the Health Care Financing Administration in June 1998 and met its scheduled start date of October 1, 1998 (see OPEN MINDS, December 1998). This is the nation's first comprehensive, prepaid plan for Medicaid long-term supports for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MR/DD). The waiver is for . . .