Governor’s Budget Includes Funding For Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) Expansion
Funding will add an additional 2,000 slots to the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program starting June 1, 2018
We would like to share some exciting news with regard to the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program!
The Governor’s budget, which was released on January 10, 2018, includes funding to add an additional 2,000 slots to the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program starting June 1, 2018. This funding is contingent upon legislative approval and will also require the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to prepare an amendment to the Assisted Living Waiver and submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval.
To review the 2018-19 Governor’s Budget Highlights, please visit: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/Budget_Highlights/FY2018-19_GB_Highlights_011018.pdf
A message from DHCS:
Thank you all for your advocacy and support of this program. We are excited about the potential to serve additional Medi-Cal beneficiaries through the ALW. As we move forward, we are committed to keeping all of our program partners updated on the status of the program.
Please visit the DHCS website below for the most relevant information:
Please be sure to share this news with any and everyone you know!