Public Notice: Children’s Mental Health Waiver Renewal

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to renew the Home and Community Based services (HCBS) Children’s Mental Health (CMH) Waiver. This notice provides details about the waiver renewal and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes on May 9, 2018. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) authorizes 1915(c) HCBS Waivers for a period of five years.  The CMH Waiver renewal application includes significant changes to performance measures.  The renewal application does reflect new federal managed care regulations for processing participant grievances and appeals through the MCOs.

Prior to finalizing, DHS will consider all written comments received.  The comments will be summarized and addressed in the final renewal application submitted to CMS.

Public Notice: Children’s Mental Health Waiver Renewal 

Post Date:

April 6, 2018

End Date:

May 9, 2018


The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and receive public comments for consideration regarding Children’s Mental Health Waiver Renewal.


Public NoticeChildren’s Mental Health Waiver Renewal
AttachmentCMH Waiver Renewal Application 2018

Written notice may be addressed to:

Leann Howland
Department of Human Services
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
100 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315

Comments may also be sent via electronic mail to

All comments must be received by May 9, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.