The North Dakota Department of Human Services is accepting public comments on its draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to expand Medicaid coverage for in-home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 19.

The draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment allows North Dakota Medicaid to pay for additional in-home and community-based services for individuals with mental health conditions, substance use disorders and/or brain injuries. These services include housing, educational and employment supports; community transition services; peer support; care coordination; respite care and other supportive services.

The draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment is online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/1915i. Copies are also available upon request.

Individuals can submit comments online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/1915i. Comments will also be accepted by emailing bhbell@nd.gov, or calling toll-free 800-755-2719, 701-328-8958 or 711 (TTY), or by fax at 701-328-8979. Interested individuals can submit comments by mail to the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, Attn: Bianca Bell, 1237 W. Divide Ave., Ste. 1C, Bismarck, ND 58505-1208.

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