On June 4, 2021, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agreed to modify its Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) policies so that people with intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) or autism can receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their need and avoid entering an institution to receive needed services. The agreement resolves an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint filed by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ). The state agreed to implement a process for granting exceptions to its cap on services provided in one’s own home. DHHS will also establish . . .
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