Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Maryland Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports enables children to remain with their families and participate in community activities.
 
Services range from intensive individual support services to nursing services, addressing diagnoses and helping children and families manage challenges.
 
Through Maryland’s Long Term Services and Supports programs, older adults and individuals with disabilities are able to access personcentered services and supports in their communities that are designed to improve their quality of life.
 
Please click on a link or program below to learn more.
 

Quick Resources

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Link to Maryland Access Point
 
 

Programs and Descriptions

For a brief outline of each program, see our 2016 Bluebook Guide to Home and Community Based Programs.
 
Hospice Services
The provision of hospice care is generally in the home to avoid an institutional setting and to improve the individual’s quality of life during the end of a participants' terminal illness. However, individuals eligible for Medicaid may choose to reside in a nursing facility and receive hospice care in that setting.
 
The Community Personal Assistance Services Program (CPAS; formerly MAPC), Community First Choice (CFC) and Community Options Waiver all offer a similar service package. Services vary based on eligibility. The core services are personal assistance, supports planning, and nurse monitoring. The Community Options Waiver also offers services in an assisted living.
 
Medical Day Care Waiver
Medical Day Care is a structured group program that provides health, social, and related support services to functionally disabled adults, age 16 and older.
 
Rare and Expensive Case Management (REM)
The Rare and Expensive Case Management (REM) Program is a case management program for recipients with specified rare and expensive conditions.
 
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Hopkins ElderPlus is a voluntary health program designed to provide and coordinate all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community.
 
Waiver for Individuals with Brain Injury
The program provides opportunities for community-based services to individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury after the age of 17. 
 
Model Waiver for Disabled Children
This waiver targets medically fragile individuals including technology dependent individuals who, before the age of 22, would otherwise be hospitalized and are certified as needing hospital or nursing home level of care.
 
Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)
The EID Program provides Medical Assistance to working Marylanders with disabilities who meet the program’s eligibility criteria. 
 
Maryland Health Homes
The program targets populations with behavioral health needs who are at high risk for additional chronic conditions, including those with serious persistent mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and opioid substance use disorders. 
 
Community Pathways
The Community Pathways waiver provides services and supports to individuals, of any age, living in the community, meet the criteria for a developmental disability.
 

HCBS Forms