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Waiver Renewal Process
New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services requests your input as the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) begins the Choices for Independence (CFI) Waiver renewal process. Every five years the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) requires that the states renew their Home and Community Based Care 1915 (c) waivers.

The renewal process is lengthy and includes collaborative meetings with a wide range of stakeholders to gather input on the waiver. BEAS is working with the Institute on Disability (IOD) to deliver four feedback sessions statewide. BEAS encourages people to participate in the feedback sessions noted below or to provide input by email or mail. Sharing what has worked and what needs attention helps inform waiver changes in the application that will be available for public comment in the Fall of 2021.

Choices for Independence Waiver Information
The Choices for Independence (CFI) Waiver provides a wide range of services designed to enable eligible individuals to remain in their homes and stay active in their communities. (Adults participating in the CFI program must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible for Medicaid, and meet nursing facility level of care). Some of the supports that the CFI Program could provide to an individual include (but are not limited to):

  • In-home services to assist with eating, bathing, dressing and other personal care tasks, as well as general assistance with household tasks and preparation of nutritious meals
  • Medical equipment and home modifications to support independence
  • Respite care
  • Participant-directed and managed services
  • Supported employment

View the current Choices for Independence (CFI) Waiver Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Requests for a hard copy of the current Choices for Independence (CFI) Waiver should be submitted by email or phone to:

Ms. Lyn Spain
Lyn.Spain@dhhs.nh.gov
Phone: 603-271-9203

A hard copy of the current CFI Waiver can also be picked up, with prior notice, at BEAS, which is located at:

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
The Main Building
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Due to COVID-19 all listening sessions will be held remotely using a call in option or video conferencing (Zoom)

There are several ways to give your input to BEAS:

  • Attend one of the four (4) listening sessions held on the dates noted below. At the listening sessions, you can give verbal or written comments.
  • Email comments to WaiverRenewal@dhhs.nh.gov or
  • Mail written comments to:
    • Ms. Wendi Aultman, Bureau Chief
      New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
      Attn: CFI Waiver Renewal Input
      105 Pleasant Street
      Concord, NH 03301

The four listening sessions are as follows:

Listening Session Slides Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Accommodations
Live captioning will be used during the session. If additional accommodations are needed for communication access, please contact Linda Bimbo at Linda.Bimbo@unh.edu as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate needs identified with advance notice.

Stay Informed
There will be further opportunities to provide additional stakeholder feedback and public comment on the waiver prior to submission to CMS. BEAS, working with the IOD, will provide public notice of formal public comment sessions in the Fall of 2021.

All information regarding the Choices for Independence (CFI) Waiver renewal process will be updated on this web page throughout the feedback sessions, public comment, and CMS renewal submission process.

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