The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is conducting a quality review of the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES). COPES is Washington’s Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for older adults and people with disabilities. The review will be used to evaluate the overall performance of the COPES program.
COPES provides in-home and residential options to adults who meet nursing facility level of care. COPES services include personal care, home health aides, environmental accessibility adaptations, skilled nursing, transportation, specialized medical equipment and supplies, personal emergency response systems, adult day care, caregiver/recipient training, home-delivered meals, in-home nurse delegation and community transition services.
CMS is seeking feedback from consumers, families, long-term care providers and other interested persons about the COPES program. Comments should be sent directly to CMS by May 18, 2007 at the following address:
Email: [log in to unmask] (Please put ‘COPES Review’ in the subject line.)
Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
2201 Sixth Ave. RX 43
Seattle, WA 98121-2500