Georgia Department of Community Health

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Latest News

CMS approves Appendix K amendment to NOW and COMP waivers

On August 2, 2022, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Georgia’s request to amend the 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) and New Options Waiver (NOW), with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CMS approves renewal of 1915(c) Independent Care Waiver Program

On July 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the state’s request to renew the 1915(c) Independent Care Waiver serving individuals with physical disabilities and or traumatic brain injury. The waiver has been approved for a five-year period with an effective date of July 1, 2021.

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Medicaid Payment Program Aimed at Improving Health Outcomes Through Increased Payments to Eligible Hospitals Receives Final Approval

GA-AIDE program increases Medicaid funding to eligible hospitals with goal of addressing health disparities and increasing care access for some of the state’s most vulnerable