1115 Waiver Demonstration - Delaware Diamond State Health Plan - Amendment Request


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On July 8, 2022, Delaware submitted to CMS a request to amend the Delaware Diamond State Health Plan Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration. This amendment is requesting the flexibility to add the following new benefits under the demonstration: (1) Coverage of two models of evidenced-based home visiting for pregnant women and children; (2) Permanent coverage for a second home-delivered meal for members receiving home- and community-based services (HCBS) in the DSHP Plus program; (3) Coverage of a pediatric respite benefit as a American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Section 9817 HCBS Spending Plan initiative; (4) Coverage of a self-directed option for parents on behalf of children receiving state plan personal care services; and (5) Coverage of Delaware’s Nursing Home Transition Program. The federal comment period will be open from July 26, 2022 through August 25, 2022.

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