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NC Innovations is authorized by a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under Section 1915 (C) of the Social Security Act.

NC Innovations Waiver is designed to provide an array of community based services and supports to promote choice, control and community membership. These services provide a community-based alternative to institutional care for persons who require an ICF-MR level of care and meet additional eligibility criteria for this waiver.


To be part of North Carolina’s Innovations Waiver, you must:

  • Meet the requirements for Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) level of care 

  • Live in an ICF-IID or be at risk of being placed in an ICF-IID

  • Be able to stay safe, healthy and well in the community while using NC Innovations Waiver services

  • Need and use NC Innovations Waiver services listed in your person centered plan at least once a month

  • Want to use NC Innovations waiver services instead of living in an ICF-IID


To learn more about these services, contact your Local Management Entity - Managed Care Organization (LME-MCO).

"NC Innovation Waiver." NC Health and Human Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2016.

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