Multipurpose Senior Services Program

What's New:

  • MSSP Waiver Renewal AnnouncementNew

    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.

    For all proposed changes to the §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Waiver Application PDF File for MSSP, a 30-day public comment period will begin February 5, 2019 and end March 5, 2019. Please submit all comments regarding the proposed MSSP Waiver Renewal to or via hard copy to:

    California Department of Aging
    MSSP Branch
    1300 National Drive #200
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    ATTN: Amber Kraw

    Please save the date: February 20, 2019, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, as DHCS and CDA are hosting a webinar to review the proposed changes to the §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Waiver Application for MSSP, answer questions and accept public comments.

    MSSP Waiver Renewal Public Comments, Questions and Responses PDF File

  • MSSP Coordinated Care Initiative Transition PlanNew

    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

  • Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based SettingsNew

    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 . The following is a direct link to the draft Statewide Transition Plan.

Updated April 10, 2019

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