DRM’s Helping Obtain Medicaid Essential Services (HOMES) program assists recipients of Medical Assistance who are denied health care services they need to live healthy, safe lives in the community (including nursing and personal care, assistive technology, durable medical equipment, communication devices, mental health services) or those working on their behalf, DRM provides information; advice; training; and in limited cases that raise systemic issues, full legal representation.
Children’s Medicaid Services
1. d) Accessing Mental Health Services for Children in Maryland Through the Medical Assistance Medicaid EPSDT Benefit – a fact sheet for you to use in order to help a child under the age of 21 to get medically necessary services through the Medical Assistance program. Sept. 2009
Sample Service Request Letter (Microsoft Word)
Sample Follow-Up Letter (Microsoft Word)
2a. Accessing Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Maryland through Medical Assistance/Medicaid and MCHP: a 10-page handbook about using Medicaid, Medical Assistance, and Maryland Children’s Health Program to get services for children with developmental disabilities. Sept 2009
2b. Access to Children’s Medical Services Through Medical Assistance. A short, easy-to-read version of the handbook listed above (document #2a). Sept 2009
3. Access to Children’s Mental Health Services Through Medical Assistance. (Microsoft Word) Sept 2009
4a. Maryland’s Autism Waiver; A Practical Guide for Families – UPDATE IN PROGRESS. PLEASE CHECK BACK.
4b. Maryland’s Autism Waiver Fact Sheet – UPDATE IN PROGRESS. PLEASE CHECK BACK.
4c. Sample Service Request Letter for the Autism Waiver – UPDATE IN PROGRESS. PLEASE CHECK BACK.
4d. Sample Hearing Request Letter for the Autism Waiver – UPDATE IN PROGRESS. PLEASE CHECK BACK.
5. Evidence-Based Practices for Delinquent Youth with Mental Illness in Maryland: Medicaid Must Cover These Cost Effective Services. (PDF format) This public report issued January 31, 2007 makes the case that Maryland must cover three evidence-based practices (EBPs) for delinquent youth with mental illness who need them under the State’s Medicaid program. These practices — Functional Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, and Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care — have been demonstrated to reduce juvenile violence and delinquency, thus improving outcomes for youth and saving states money at the same time. DRM makes recommendations for state agency action to add these practices to its State Medicaid Plan and take advantage of federal matching funds that other states have been able to receive for these services.
6. Assistive Technology: School to Community Transition Project. A short pamphlet describing DRM’s work in this area. October 2012.
DRM provides resources and publications regarding children’s Medicaid services.
Adult Medicaid Services
1. Accessing Services for Adults Age 21 and Older with Developmental Disabilities through Maryland Medical Assistance/ Medicaid – A 20-page handbook in “question and answer” format. August 2012.
2. Get the Health Care and Other Services You Need Under Medicaid/ Medical Assistance – a 6 page document for self-advocates. This is also available as a folded booklet by calling our office. September 2008
3. Money Follows the Individual Accountability Act of 2004 (Microsoft Word)- A 2-page summary of a new law effective July 1, 2004 to help people who want to move out of a nursing facility.
DRM provides resources and publications regarding adult Medicaid services.