During the 2019 legislative session, North Dakota lawmakers authorized the Department of Human Services (Department) to create a Medicaid 1915(i) State Plan Amendment. The amendment allows North Dakota Medicaid to pay for additional home and community-based services to support individuals with behavioral health conditions.
In April 2020, the Department submitted the 1915(i) Medicaid State Plan Amendment Application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for review. The Application describes who is eligible, the process for enrollment, what services are available, what providers can render services, and how quality will be assured.
The Department of Human Services is awaiting approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the 1915(i) State Plan Amendment before services can begin. When we have more information on the approval timeline, we will send communication out to everyone who has signed up to receive 1915(i) email updates. To receive 1915(i) updates, enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of this page.