MI CHOICE MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM

WHAT IS THE MI CHOICE MEDICAID WAIVER?

The MI Choice Medicaid Waiver is a program funded through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) to provide in-home and community-based services to frail, elderly or physically disabled adults who would otherwise require nursing home care. For those who would prefer to stay in their own home, the MI Choice Waiver staff will help explain their long-term options and arrange for the healthcare services they need. Services are funded through MDHHS and provided at no charge to participants meeting the program’s medical and financial guidelines.

WHERE IS THE MI CHOICE WAIVER PROGRAM OFFERED?

Reliance assists those qualifying for the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program who live in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties.

HOW DO I REQUEST THE MI CHOICE WAIVER PROGRAM?

Call Reliance Community Care Partners and tell us you are interested in the MI Choice Waiver Program. When you call, there will be several questions about activities that we must all do as part of our daily lives, like shopping, bathing, cooking, etc. This is done to help determine if you qualify for the program. Not everyone who calls will be eligible for the MI Choice Waiver Program. If we cannot provide the MI Choice Waiver Program, we will suggest other resources for help.

PROVIDER NETWORK

Reliance Community Care Partners has an extensive Provider Network that encompasses the full array of services in the 12 counties covered by the MI Choice Waiver Program. Each Provider goes through a credentialing process and is monitored to assure quality services and compliance with requirements. Reliance Case Managers work closely with Providers to assure that each individual receives the services they need as identified in their person-centered plan. Providers are added to the Network based on service needs.

HOW WE HELP

Reliance provides an experienced and certified Registered Nurse and Social Work Case Manager to evaluate those who are interested in participating and explain the available long-term care options. We then work with participants by providing comprehensive assessments, care planning, follow-up monitoring, and on-going reassessment services to make sure the care continues to meet the participants needs.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

In order to qualify, the person must:

  • Be a disabled adult (18 to 64 years old) or 65 years or older
  • Be nursing-home eligible
  • Meet income and asset requirements
  • Require and accept MI Choice Waiver services

The MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program is funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.