CCC Plus Waiver – former EDCD and Tech Waivers combined

The former Elderly and/or Disabled with Consumer Direction Waiver and the Assisted Technology Waiver were combined into one singular waiver, the Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC)Plus Waiver, effective July 1, 2017.

The CCC Plus Waiver is for:

  • adults 65+ with a medical or nursing need
  • individuals less than 65 years with a disability and a medical or nursing need.

There is no waiting list for this waiver.

It delivers services through agency and consumer directed models.

Click to view the CCC Plus Waiver Services Descriptions.

To request CCC Plus Waiver services contact your local Dept. of Social Services or your local Dept. of Health.  You may be asked why you/the individual needs the CCC Plus Waiver.  Be prepared to identify the CCC Plus Waiver Services that are needed.  You may not be denied a screening.  If you are denied ask for a letter of denial.

Representatives from the VA Department of Health and local Dept. of Social Services screen individuals to determine if they meet the qualifications to receive this waiver. An appointment will be scheduled for you to be screened for the waiver.

The screening team (Health Dept. nurse and Social Services representative) uses a tool called the Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI) to determine if individuals meet the required functional dependencies, medical/nursing needs and are at risk of nursing home placement. Screenings may also take place when an individual is hospitalized. For more information about the UAI CHILDRENS Screening Criteria starting on page 2 click here.

You/the individual must also submit a Medicaid application and meet financial requirements. You do not have to submit a Medicaid application prior to the screening.  Click to view how to Apply for Medicaid by phone, online or at your local Department of Social Services.  You may also go to your local Department of Social Services and ask for an application.  Don’t worry, the financial considerations for Medicaid are based on the individual’s income not the family’s income!

For adults receiving the Waiver, the 2017 monthly income limit is $2,205.00.  The resource limit is $2,000.00.

If you are approved for the CCC Plus Waiver then you may be placed into a managed care health plan. To learn more about managed care, click to view the CCC Plus website.

Once you are approved for the Waiver you will need to select a Services Facilitator to initiate your services and plan of care.

For more information about the CCC Plus Waiver and CCC Plus Managed Care: Recorded Webinar

State regulations and the provider manuals are being revised.  Until the CCC Plus  Medicaid Manual is posted on the DMAS website, follow the current Medicaid Manuals for the EDCD and Tech waivers.

Click to view the EDCD Waiver Regulations.

Click to view the EDCD Provider Manual.

Click to view the Tech Waiver Regulations.

Click to view the Tech Waiver Provider Manual

Click to view the CCC Plus Reimbursement Rates

Appeal Rights:  You have the right to challenge decisions and actions regarding Medicaid.  An Appeal must be requested within 30 days of the decision or action that you disagree with. Click to view Medicaid Appeal information.

The CCC Plus Waiver is administered by the VA Dept. of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS).  On the DMAS website there is more information about CCC Plus here.  This is in addition to the CCC Plus website.