Department of Medical Assistance Services
ELDERLY OR DISABLED WITH CONSUMER DIRECTION (EDCD) WAIVER

OVERVIEW OF EDCD WAIVER
In order to determine eligibility for the EDCD Waiver, a preadmission screening must take place by the hospital or local community screening team. DMAS’s service authorization contractor performs service authorizations prior to the services being provided. Providers of service may be an agency, adult day health care, partnership, corporation, or association that meets the standards and requirements set forth by DMAS and has a current, signed contract with DMAS to be a provider of waiver services.
INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBILITY:
  • The EDCD Waiver got its start in Virginia in 2005, merging two existing waivers;
  • Eligible individuals must meet the nursing facility eligibility criteria;
  • EDCD service may be used while on a wait list for other waivers ( one must meet criteria for both waivers); and
  • EDCD offers two methods of service delivery 1) agency-directed and 2) consumer-directed
EDCD AVAILABLE SERVICES:
  • Adult Day Health Care;
  • Medication Monitoring;
  • Personal Care Aide Services;
  • Respite Care;
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS);
  • Transition Coordination;
  • Transition Services;
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