Multipurpose Senior Services Program
MSSP Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Meetings
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) are committed to engaging in a public process for the renewal of the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) waiver. DHCS and CDA are convening two kick-off meetings to discuss the waiver renewal process and gather stakeholder feedback in preparation for renewing the MSSP waiver for an additional five years. DHCS and CDA will hold the first meeting in Northern California and the second meeting in Southern California in an effort to better accommodate our stakeholders.
Please save the date for the first stakeholder meeting, which will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 10 AM to noon at CDA, 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, Conference Room 1A/1B, Sacramento, CA 95834.
The second meeting will be held on Monday, June 25 from 10 AM to noon at the Human Services Association, 6800 Florence Ave, Alzheimer’s Day Care Room, Bell Gardens, CA 90201.
There is an option to call in for both of the meetings, by dialing 1-888-636-3807 and using the participant code: 675310.
MSSP Coordinated Care Initiative Transition Plan
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a revised framework for transitioning the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) to managed care. The framework outlines the steps and process moving forward in transitioning MSSP to a managed care benefit in the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) counties, including plan-readiness reviews, consumer protections, and a stakeholder engagement process. DHCS released both redline and clean versions of the framework, showing the specific changes made in response to stakeholder feedback.
As proposed in the Governor’s January 2017 budget, the MSSP transition into managed care has been delayed to no sooner than January 1, 2020. More information can be found at www.CalDuals.org.
Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Settings
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a draft Statewide Transition Plan (STP) as required by new Federal regulations. These new regulations, effective March 17, 2014, establish requirements for settings eligible for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services funding. The draft Statewide Transition Plan, and information on providing input required to finalize the plan, is available on the DHCS website at:www.dhcs.ca.gov . The following is a direct link to the draft Statewide Transition Plan.
- MSSP Program Overview
- MSSP Contacts (Sites) by County
- MSSP Advisory and Guidance Letters (MAGLs)
- MSSP Memo
- MSSP Site Manual & Appendices-2015 Revision
- MSSP Training
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- MSSP Program Contract Exhibits
MSSP Waiver Renewal Approval Announcement
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging are pleased to announce the approval of the 1915(c) Multipurpose Senior Services Program, Home and Community-Based Services Waiver, Control Number 0141.R05.02. On Thursday, April 27, 2017, DHCS received official notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the MSSP Waiver was approved for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. MSSP will continue to provide social and health care management services and purchased waiver services for frail older adults as a cost effective alternative to institutionalization.
Links to External Resources
- Department of Health Care Services