Home and Community Based Waiver

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver program offers an array of services designed to support an individual in his or her home as an alternative to care in a licensed health care facility. These waivers include the In-Home Medical Care Waiver, the Nursing Facility Subacute Waiver the Nursing Facility Waiver, and the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. EPSDT shift nursing is a benefit for members under the age of 21. Medical management of chronically ill Medi-Cal members, including those with catastrophic illnesses, those who are dependent on life-sustaining equipment and those at risk of life-threatening occurrences, requires close coordination between Health Net and the HCBS Waiver program administered by the In-Home Operations (IHO) intake unit within the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). By providing in-home care, this program seeks to ensure that the medical needs of physically and mentally disabled Medi-Cal members are met.