NHTD/TBI/OPWDD Waiver Programs

What is NHTD?

The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Medicaid Waiver (NHTD) is a New York State program that allows participants in need of long-term care help to coordinate their own care in a private residence of their choice. Loved ones may take part in the participants service plan and care. The program encourages health, wellness, safety and integration into the community.

To be Eligible for the NHTD Medicaid Waiver an Individual Must:

✓ Be capable of living in the community with needed assistance from available informal supports, non-Medicaid supports and/or Medicaid

✓ State Plan services and be in need of one or more waiver service;

✓ Be eligible for nursing home level of care;

✓ Be authorized to receive Medicaid Community Based Long Term Care;

✓ Be at least 18 years of age or older;

✓ Be considered part of an aggregate group that can be cared for at less cost in the community than a similar group in a nursing home;

✓ Choose to live in the community as a participant in this waiver rather than in a nursing home; and

What is TBI?

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver program is for individuals with a traumatic brain injury or stroke who want to recover safely at home and take part in their care decisions.

To be Eligible for the TBI Medicaid Waiver an Individual Must:

✓ Be a recipient of Medicaid coverage that supports community–based long–term care services;

✓ Have a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI);

✓ Be between the ages of 18 and 64 upon application to the waiver;

✓ Choose to participate in the waiver rather than reside in a nursing facility by signing the Freedom of Choice form. Application for Participation form and Service Coordination Selection form;

✓ Complete an Initial Service Plan and Application Packet in cooperation with a Service Coordinator and be approved by the Regional Resource Development Specialist (RRDS).

What is OPWDD?

OPWDD is the name commonly used to refer to New York State’s Medicaid-funded program that services New Yorkers diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

OPWDD provides waiver services to individuals with a variety of conditions, including Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other Neurological Impairment

Who is eligible for OPWDD?

To receive services from OPWDD, your child must meet four requirements:

✓ Your child must have a diagnosis of one (or more) of the following: Intellectual Disability; Autism; Cerebral Palsy; Epilepsy; Familial Dysautonomia; or Neurological Impairments (with injury, malformation, or disease in the central nervous system).

✓ Your child must have had this disability before age 22.

✓ The disability is expected to be permanent.

✓ The disability must be so serious that it affects your child’s ability to live everyday life independently.

If you are inquiring for NHTD, TBI or OPWDD Waiver program, please feel free to contact our NHTD/TBI and OPWDD specialist at 718-980-6100 who will assist you regarding these waiver programs.



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