1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid Waiver


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

~~“Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers provide states with flexibility to test new approaches within Medicaid to aid in redesigning and improving their health systems without increasing costs.
Alaska’s 1115 Waiver

In January 2018, Alaska applied to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of an 1115 behavioral health waiver that would create a data-driven, integrated behavioral health system of care for Alaskans experiencing serious mental illness, severe emotional disturbance, substance use disorder (SUD), co-occurring substance use and mental illness, and at-risk families and children.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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