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Public Notice
South Dakota Medicaid Program

The South Dakota Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the Department of Human Services, has proposed an amendment to the CHOICES Medicaid 1915 (c) waiver, which is operated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the South Dakota Department of Human Services. The proposed CHOICES waiver amendment is available on the Department of Human Services website: https://dhs.sd.gov/developmentaldisabilities/default.aspx

The purpose of this amendment is to make supplemental payments to Community Support Providers that have a signed care coordination agreement with Indian Health Service.

The proposed CHOICES Medicaid waiver amendment will be open for public comment for 30 days from October 18, 2021, through November 17, 2021. Comments may be made by e-mail to infodd@state.sd.us , by phone at 605.773.3438, or by mail.

Copies of the proposed CHOICES Medicaid waiver amendment are available at the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Written requests for a copy of the proposed waiver, and corresponding comments, may be sent to: Division of Developmental Disabilities, ATTN: CHOICES waiver Amendment, c/o 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501

Public Notice
South Dakota Medicaid Program

Notice is hereby given that the South Dakota Department of Social Services intends to hold a public forum regarding the Former Foster Care Youth Demonstration. The demonstration was approved by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) on May 1, 2018. The demonstration provides the State the authority to continue Medicaid coverage for individuals who were in foster care under the responsibility of another state, were enrolled in Medicaid in that state, and now reside in South Dakota. As of August 16, 2021, eight individuals were covered under the demonstration.

To be eligible for Medicaid coverage under the demonstration an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States, or have a non-citizen status that qualifies for federally funded Medicaid;
  • Be a South Dakota resident;
  • Are under the age of 26;
  • Are not otherwise mandatorily eligible for coverage under the state plan;
  • Were in foster care under the responsibility of another state and were enrolled in Medicaid under another state’s state plan or 1115 demonstration when they turned 18 or at the time of aging out of the state’s foster care program; and
  • Have an income less than 182% of the Federal Poverty Level.

The forum provides the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the progress of the demonstration project. The forum will be held at the following time and location:

November 4, 2021
3:00 PM CST
Kneip Building
Kneip 3 Conference Room
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD  57501-2291

To appear telephonically please dial 312.626.6799 and enter conference code 995 6495 7707. Questions regarding the forum may be sent to DSS.Medicaid@state.sd.us.