Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver
Medicaid Autism Waiver Updates
Proposed Waiver Amendment:
Based on clarification of Legislative intent, the Utah Department of Health plans to amend the Medicaid Autism Waiver to allow children to be served through the end of the child’s sixth year rather than through the child’s fifth year.
To view a copy of the amended waiver, click here.
To offer comments on the proposed amendment, click here.
Current and Future Waiver Enrollment:
All eligible children who applied for the program during the initial open application period are either receiving services or are in the enrollment process.
The Department plans to have another open application period during the summer of 2013. The exact date for the open application period and the number of additional children that will be able to enroll has not yet been determined. When the open application start date and the number of children to be served have been confirmed, the Department will distribute additional information through this website and other information sharing channels.
Medicaid application links:
- The Medicaid Autism Waiver is a program to assist children ages 2 through 5 who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- The waiver provides in-home services using treatment methods that have been proven to be effective for children with ASD
- Approximately 200 children will be covered throughout the pilot program period which ends in June 2014
- Waiver openings will be distributed across the State based upon regional population numbers from the 2010 US Census
- This Fall, Medicaid will hold an open enrollment period in which applications for the program will be accepted. Please join our listserv to be included in an automated email list which will include the dates of the open enrollment as well as other important information when it becomes available
- Have a child ages 2 through 5 who has an ASD diagnosis from a clinician who is authorized within the scope of their licensure
- Only the child's income and assets are used to determine eligibility for the program
- All other factors of Medicaid eligibility must also be met (ex. US Citizen or qualified alien, etc.)