It is 4:30AM. You've been up half the night because your baby has been coughing. She's finally asleep, but you know you and your coffeemaker are up for the rest of the day.
The stack of Medicaid papers you've been putting off for months has to get done in order for you to get additional healthcare for your child. Some call it the Deeming Waiver, others call it Katie Beckett.
In any case, you're in luck - you've found us, and we have answers.
If you own a business that helps families fill out medical forms, contact me about how you can advertise on my site.
A quick note from Raissa
My husband and I have the chance to go on an Autism Marriage retreat the fall of 2015. All our money is tied up in the twins' summer programs so if you'd like to help us out, we need to raise about $450 for our regular respite sitter. Thank you.
Welcome to the Journey
This was my journey through getting Katie Beckett. I have twins with autism who currently qualify for the ICF/MR level of care criteria for Medicaid. I have to do this once for each twin yearly and figured out a system to get me organized and transmitted back to DFCS faster. This is my system.
We use Medicaid primarily to reduce the cost of prescription medication, override copays, dental services, and qualify for the HIPP program, which pays our out of pocket premium cost of primary insurance through my husband’s work. Because we have a Medicaid
number, both my children are on the waiting list for the NOW/COMP waiver, which is another Medicaid program that can help pay for costs to access community life associated with our diagnoses.
This is not the only system out there. There are Medicaid consultants who can take you through the process. You can find them on the Parent to Parent of Georgia Special Needs database. Search on “Insurance Deeming Waiver”.
Parent to Parent of Georgia also has archived webinars (kind of like videos) you can watch to understand the process as well.
If this has been helpful to your family, consider sending me some money for coffee, donuts, keeping this website up, and postage for my own kids' form. Thanks! Raissa
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