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KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of the Secretary
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
(800) 372-2973


Official Program Name: Kentucky Health Care Partnership 1115
State: Kentucky
Waiver Authority: 1115
Date Originally Approved: 12/09/1993
Implementation Date: See Summary
Expiration Date: 10/31/2008
Summary: The State did not have the legislation required to implement the demonstration project when it was originally awarded in 1993. As an alternative, the State submitted an amendment to the demonstration entitled the “Kentucky Health Care Partnership.” The amendment proposed to divide the State into eight regional managed care networks consisting of public and private providers to deliver health care services to Medicaid beneficiaries. Each region would have one managed care entity subject to state-specified guidelines. The Medicaid beneficiaries would be enrolled into the Partnership designated for their area. In areas where a viable partnership cannot be established, the State had planned to invite two or more Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to competitively bid for the managed care contract. The Partnership demonstration was implemented on November 1, 1997, and statewide expansion was anticipated to be complete by June 30, 1999. However, the State was never able to fully implement the demonstration beyond its two most urban areas. On July 1, 2000, one of the two operating Partnerships terminated its contract with the State leaving only one Partnership remaining in the State’s largest urban area. This Partnership, which is a private non-profit entity, manages the Medicaid delivery system that includes the city of Louisville in Jefferson County and fifteen surrounding counties. This area comprises 20 percent of the State’s Medicaid population. Managed care in the remainder of the State operates under authority of a 1932 (a) State Plan Option. On October 31, 2002 the demonstration was extended for an additional three years.

Official Program Name: KY - Supports for Community Living (0314.90.R1)
State: Kentucky
Waiver Authority: 1915 (c)
Date Originally Approved: 9/1/1997
Implementation Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 8/31/2010
Summary: To provide support coordination, respite, habilitation (community habil, supported emplymt), spec med equipmt and supplies, PERS, community living supports, behavior support, wellness monitoring, psychological services, residential support & ext'd physical & occupational therapy & speech, hearing & language to MR/DD.


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