Upcoming Changes - November 2023

The End of the Public  Health Emergency

Covid-19 had a major impact on public health and the workforce. To streamline waiver services and ensure that older adults and individuals with disabilities received necessary care during this time, certain procedures were put into place through Medicaid waiver. These procedures allowed alternative delivery of services to address care needs during the public health emergency (PHE). The PHE ended on May 11, 2023, and many of the PHE flexibilities will end six months thereafter,  on November 11, 2023.

Let's start with the positives. Some services will remain permanent for our clients. 

Now let's talk about some of the services that will be ending come November.

It is important for case managers to discuss these changes with their clients. Clients who are receiving additional services to supplement SFC and ADS need to be made aware that these flexibilities are ending so that they can make other care arrangements. If you have any questions about these upcoming changes, please contact Golden Apple services at 260-602-6287. As always, we are here to help.