About Medicaid Services
ECNV has a Medicaid Waiver team dedicated to helping people with disabilities receive the supports they need. We specifically work with people on Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus Waiver.
For more questions about Medicaid Services please contact:
Hannah Roberts, Director of Medicaid Programs at email@example.com | 703-673-4495| cell 571-505-0896
Pansy Walker, Medicaid Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org | 703-673-4490 | cell 703-447-9173
Tantanea "Tee" Williams,Medicaid Programs Coordinator at email@example.com | 703-673-4493 | cell 703-254-3450
Michelle Lingebach, Medicaid Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org | 703-667-0773 ( LEND OFFICE, Loudoun County)
Regarding CCC Plus Medicaid Waiver updates and ECNV response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Due to recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and the potential health risk this virus poses to our consumers and staff, the Executive Board of Directors of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) and LEND voted on Saturday to close our offices effective today, March 16th, through the end of the month. To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, all in-person events have been cancelled for the rest of March. ECNV will reassess the situation at the end of the month to decide when to reopen our offices.
Even though our offices will be closed, we will still serve our consumers to the best of our ability. Please go to our website ecnv.org to contact staff for services via email or work cell. We will continually update our medicaid services page to bring you information regarding these services as we receive them from DMAS. You may also send an email to email@example.com for general questions and concerns. This has been a difficult decision, but our highest priority is keeping the community safe to stop the spread of this virus. We thank you for your understanding.
UPDATES at of April 22, 2013
Hello Waiver Consumers and Families,
Per the Medicaid Memo to providers posted today, there have been new flexibilities that DMAS has been able to get approved by CMS during the public crisis as set out in the Governor’s Emergency Declaration. The following 2 flexibilities pertain to those receiving consumer-directed services:
1. As you know, you must use a stand-alone Waiver service at least once every 30 days in order to keep your Waiver services active
Effective March 12, 2020, Waiver individuals who do not use attendant care or respite care services at least once per month will not be discharged from the Waiver.
a. If you are not utilizing your Waiver services at least once every 30 days, please let your Service Facilitator know.
b.When services are used on less than a monthly basis, we are required to provide Waiver individuals monthly monitorin
through telehealth visits, including phone calls. So,please do not be surprised if your Service Facilitator is calling you to
2. Effective April 20, 2020, legally responsible individuals (parents of children under age 18 and spouses) shall be permitted to provide
attendant care services and be paid during the emergency period. Any legally responsible individual who is a paid attendant for
attendant care services must meet all the same requirements as regular attendants. Please look at your Employer Manual for
a.Respite requirements remain unchanged; there must be an unpaid primary caregiver to be eligible to receive respite services.
b. For consumer-directed services, the legally responsible individual cannot be both the paid provider and the Employer of Record (EOR).
c. Legally responsible individuals who are currently serving as the participant’s back-up plan will not be required to identify a new back-up plan while serving as the paid attendant.
• If you are the spouse or the parent of a minor child who would like to be hired as the paid attendant during this emergency period, you cannot also be the Employer of Record (EoR). If you are the EoR, you will need to transfer those duties to another identified person in order to be the paid attendant.
• If you are the spouse or the parent of a minor child who would like to be hired as the paid attendant during this emergency period, you cannot also be the identified unpaid primary caregiver or else you will forfeit the respite care services. If you are the unpaid primary caregiver, then you will need to identify a new unpaid primary caregiver in order to retain respite care services AND be the new paid attendant. Please speak with your Service Facilitator to find out who you identified as the unpaid primary caregiver if you are uncertain.
• In order to enroll as a temporary attendant to your minor child or your spouse, and you are NOT the EoR NOR the unpaid primary caregiver, then go to your fiscal agent’s website and complete the application process.
o Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) www.PPLenroll.com (for attendants that have never been enrolled with PPL)
o Consumer Direct Care Network (CDCN) https://www.consumerdirectva.com/forms/
o ACES$ Financial Management Systems (ACES$) https://www.mycil.org/acess/acess-virginia/
• In order to enroll as a temporary attendant to your minor child or your spouse, and you ARE the EoR AND/OR the unpaid primary caregiver, then speak with your Service Facilitator first. A new EoR will need to be assigned and/or a new unpaid primary caregiver will need to be identified. To change EoRs, your Service Facilitator will need the new EoR’s name (including middle initial) as it appears on the Social Security card, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, and email address and complete a form to send to your fiscal agent for processing.
• Keep in mind that EoRs are responsible for overseeing attendant services to include hiring, firing, and training attendants, as well as managing time entries via EVV.
• EoR changes and attendant enrollments must be completed and deemed good-to-go by the fiscal agent PRIOR to the new attendant being able to be paid for any hours worked.
• Once the state of emergency is lifted, the fiscal agents (PPL, CDCN, and ACCES$) will automatically remove these temporary attendants from their systems.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.