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Other Programs

Other Programs

Family Planning Waiver
The Family Planning Waiver program is for women and men who receive Medicaid benefits limited solely to family planning services. This includes one annual visit and subsequent visits related to their birth control methods. These women will not be eligible to receive any other Medicaid benefits.

Hospice Benefit is a State Plan service for terminally ill individuals at the end of their life cycle and having certification from a physician with a life expectancy of six (6) months or less. Hospice provides palliative treatment such as nursing care, medical social services, physician services, counseling short term patient care, medical appliances and supplies, drugs related to terminal condition, home health aide or homemaker, or non-restorative therapies.

Healthier Mississippi Waiver
This waiver covers individuals who are not eligible for Medicare. Once Medicare starts, eligibility for the Healthier MS Waiver ends.

American Rescue Plan Act HCBS Enhancement Opportunities
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Section 9817 of ARPA provides states with a temporary ten (10) percentage point increase to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services.