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.
Three Rivers also is as a Mississippi Division of Medicaid Bridge to Independence (B2I) provider. Three Rivers’ trained Community Navigator helps residents of nursing homes and ICF/MRs plan for a transition from a facility to a home in the community.
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)
Bridge to Independence Program
Three Rivers’ Bridge to Independence (B2I) Program helps residents of nursing homes and ICF/MRs plan for a transition from a facility to a home in the community. Three Rivers’ provides the following services for 365 days after a person transitions:
- Crisis/Safety Planning
- Life Skills Training
- Caregiver Support (Peer-to-Peer and Individual Therapy)
- Peer Support
- Transition Care Management
Three Rivers also will provide one-time financial assistance in the following areas:
- Security and Utility Deposits
- Household Furnishings and Goods
- Moving Expenses
- Environmental Accessibility Adaption (IDD Waiver)
To refer an individual to Three Rivers’ Home and Community-Based and Bridge to Independence (B2I) programs, please contact the Medicaid Waiver Division at 1-877-489-6911. Please give the name of the person requesting assistance, the county in which the person lives, his/her phone number, and his/her address. If available, please have the person’s social security number, Medicare number, and Medicaid number as well. Also, please remember to note Three Rivers’ programs only serve individuals living in Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, and Pontotoc counties in northeast Mississippi.