Page posted: 10/1/03
Page reviewed: 4/25/13
Page updated: 11/18/16
Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver: Home and community-based services necessary as an alternative to institutionalization that promote the optimal health, independence, safety and integration of a person who is chronically ill or medically fragile and who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a hospital.
To be eligible for the CAC Waiver, a person must choose the CAC Waiver and meet all of the following criteria:
1. Eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
Hospital level of care criteria
To meet the requirements for a hospital level of care, a person must meet all of the following:
1. Need skilled assessment and intervention multiple times during a 24-hour period to maintain health and prevent deterioration of health status
The following services are covered under the CAC Waiver. For a service-specific policy page, select a service from the list:
Local waiver program administration
Local county or tribal administration acting as agents for the state Medicaid agency and DHS have many responsibilities. See the state and county/tribal responsibilities for waiver management section on CBSM – Waiver programs overview .
For a comparison grid of forms applicable across and/or specific to waiver programs, see CBSM – Required waiver forms .
Process and procedure
CBSM – Waiver/AC provider enrollment and standards