About the Medicaid Waiver Division
The Medicaid Waiver Division offers home and community-based services to eligible individuals living in Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Union counties in northeast Mississippi. Medicaid Waiver teams consisting of a registered nurse and a licensed social worker are responsible for setting up and brokering services for clients. The teams monitor, assess, and review each client’s plan of services and support on a monthly basis in the person’s home and amend the plan of services and supports to meet the needs of the client and his/her caregiver (if applicable). On average, each Medicaid Waiver team serves 100 clients per month.
Home and Community-Based Services
The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program provides home and community-based services to people ages 21 years and older who require the level of care provided in a nursing facility and also meet the financial qualifications associated with the program. Individuals must need assistance in at least three of their activities of daily living (eating, toileting, bathing, personal hygiene, ambulation, transferring, and dressing).
The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program is administered directly through the Division of Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Division. Case management services are provided by Three Rivers and other planning and development districts throughout the State of Mississippi provide case management services. Case management teams consisting of a registered nurse and licensed social worker are responsible for identifying, screening, and completing assessments on individuals requesting in-home services. Upon the Division of Medicaid’s approval, the case managers can refer individuals for the following services:
- Home-Delivered Meals
- Personal Care Services
- Expanded Home Health Visits
- In-Home Respite Services
- Adult Day Care (Where Available)
- Institutional Respite Services
- Non-Emergency Transportation (NET)