Partnership for Hope Waiver
Partnership for Hope Waiver FAQ's
The Partnership for Hope Waiver began October 1, 2010. This is a new county-based waiver that is a result of a partnership of the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and the MO HealthNet Division. Early research on best practices and the waiver development was supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services. This waiver can serve adults and children and has an annual total waiver service cost limit per participant of $12,000. Eligibility requirements for participants includes being eligible for Missouri Medicaid, meeting eligibility criteria for Division of DD services, participants needs can be met with current community support system and waiver services not to exceed an annual cost of $12,000, participant meets ICF/MR Level of Care, participant resides in a participating county, participant meets crisis or priority criteria.
The Partnership for Hope Waiver had initially been approved to serve 970 individuals. The Division of DD has recently received approval through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to serve up to 1,270 individuals this year; and up to 1,770 individuals in the next two years. There are currently 84 counties plus the City of St. Louis participating in the waiver.
The Partnership for Hope Waiver includes twenty services. Please refer to the link below for a listing of services.