Public Hearing: Proposed regulations to Mi Via waiver

The New Mexico Department of Human Services (HSD) submitted amendments to the Mi Via waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for approval. The amendments include:

  • Change the definition of developmental disabilities;
  • Require individuals who want to be Independent Contractors to provide Customized In Home Living Services, and other certain services, to submit an IRS SS8 form to determine if they are eligible to be a contractor; 
  • Use of debit cards to pay for goods and services;
  • Add dental services to non-covered services.

HSD has proposed changes to the Mi Via waiver regulations to implement these amendments when approved by CMS. The regulations will become effective June 1, 2013. Before the regulations can become effective, there will be a pubic hearing:

Public Hearing

Proposed Regulations for the Mi Via Waiver

Thursday, May 16, 2013

9:00 am

ASD Conference Room

729 St. Michael's Dr.

Santa Fe NM

To get the public hearing notice and read the proposed regulations,click here.

Written comments regarding the proposed regulations can be sent to:

Sidonie Squier, Secretary

Human Services Department

PO Box 2348

Santa Fe, NM 87504-2348

Comments can be sent by email to:  freddie.gatewood@state.nm.us 

To read Rebecca's comments to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad in Washington, DC, about the proposed changes to Mi Via, click Rebecca's Comments

To view the IRS SS-8 form that would need to be filed in order to be an independent contractor, click on IRS SS-8 Form

Please tell us here what you think of the proposed regulations.

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