Main Contact: 
Carla Crane: Carla[dot]Crane[at]ky[dot]gov
NWD/SEP System
Name of Operating Agency: 
Department of Medicaid Services
Participating types of NWD/SEPs: 
ADRCs; Community Mental Health Centers; Health Home Agencies; Department for Community Based Services
1-800 number: 
1-855-4kynect (1-855-459-6328)
Level I screen: 
Kynect hosts the Level I screen.
Level II assessment: 
KY developed a modified version of Wisconsin’s assessment instrument to serve as the CSA – the Kentucky Home Assessment Tool (K-HAT)
Agency responsible for completing the financial assessment: 
Coordination/automation of referrals between levels (i.e., Level I and Level II) : 
The assessment is currently being programmed into the new waiver case management (WCM) system.
Core Standardized Assessment
Elderly individuals (age 65 or older): 
People with developmental disabilities: 
Map 351 Medicaid Waiver; Seeking new population specific assessment
People with a serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbance: 
People with physical disabilities: 
Conflict-Free Case Management
Mitigation strategies in place/planned: 
The Supports for Community Living waiver and the Michelle P. waiver are conflict free. KY submitted to CMS revisions to the Home and Community Based (HCB) waiver, which requires conflict-free case management.
Service data: 

CMS 64 Form Reports

Quality measures: 

Dashboard indicators established to monitor the parameters of CareWise, the Quality Improvement Organization.

Outcomes data: 

All Populations: Quality of Life Survey (MFP)

Mental Health

  • Mental Health Statistics
  • Mental health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP)
  • Brief Psychiatric Scale  (BPRS)


Developmental Disability

  • NCI Survey
  • Family Surveys
Use of Enhanced FMAP: 

Increase waiver slots for the Supports for Community Living waiver, Acquired Brain Injury waiver, and the Michelle P waiver.