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GA Department of Community Health
Medicaid (Division of Medical Assistance)
2 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 651-8681


Official Program Name: Georgia Better Health Care Program 1915(b)
State: Georgia
Waiver Authority: 1915(b)
Date Originally Approved: 07/14/1993
Implementation Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 12/14/2002
Summary : The GCHC Waiver Program is a primary care case management (PCCM) system operated directly by the Department of Community Health, Georgia's Medicaid agency, under authority of Section 1915(b)(1) of the Social Security Act. In order to operate the waiver the State has been granted waivers of Sections 1902(a)(10)(B) (Comparability of Services) and 1902(a)(23) (Freedom of Choice). After a phased-in implementation the waiver has operated on a statewide basis in 159 counties since February 1998. The State's objectives through this waiver program are to improve access to medical care, particularly primary care services; enhance continuity of care through creation of a "medical home"; and reduce unnecessary use of medical services.

Official Program Name: GA - Mental Retardation Waiver Program (MRWP) (0175.90.R2.02)
State: Georgia
Waiver Authority: 1915 (c)
Date Originally Approved: 4/1/1992
Implementation Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 3/31/2010
Summary: To provide case mgmt, respite, day habil, supported emplymt, residential trng & supervision, environ mods, spec. med. eqpmt & suppplies, PERS, ext'd HH & personal support & vehicle adapts. to MR/DD. Also provides a consumer directed service delivery option.

Official Program Name: GA - MR/DD (0323.90.R1)
State: Georgia
Waiver Authority: 1915 (c)
Date Originally Approved: 10/1/1997
Implementation Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 9/30/2010
Summary: To provide community habilitation and support services, support monitoring and evaulation services, environ access. adapts and specialized medical eequipment and supplies to MR/DD.


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