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Disability Rights Wisconsin Issues Statement on Recent CMS Letter on Family Care

Disability Rights Wisconsin has learned that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) received a July 20 letter from the Center for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) stating that the Family Care waiver has been renewed, but that the caps on long-term care programs in place from July 1, 2011 through April 3, 2012 were a violation of Wisconsin’s federal waiver agreement. The letter indicates that individuals affected by the cap can appeal the state for any “health care costs incurred while on the waiting list.”