The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is adding a new waiver to provide services for children with serious emotional disorders (SED) starting January 1, 2020, and at the same time the state intends to move Medicaid coverage for youth in foster care to managed care. On April 25, 2019, DHHR released a draft 1915(c) waiver for public comment through May 23, 2019. The waiver for children with SED is part of DHHR’s child welfare reform effort; the goal is to provide an array of services that enables children who would otherwise require institutionalization to . . .
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