Bay Area CIL accepts referrals from Maryland’s Department of Health for long-term care case management services under the following Medicaid programs: Community Options (CO) waiver, Community First Choice (CFC), or Community Personal Assistance Services (CPAS). Long-term care services may include personal care assistance, personal emergency response systems, home delivered meals, home modifications, durable medical equipment, and etc. If you would like to choose Bay Area CIL as your Supports Planning Agency, please contact the Director of Supports Planning, Marissa Bratten, at (443) 260-0822 Ext. 2787.

Long Term Services and Supports target individuals over 65, individuals with physical disabilities, individuals with intellectual disabilities, chronically ill children, and individuals eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare (“dual eligibles”). Medicaid covers certain services available to these participants based on medical necessity and technical and financial eligibility.

For the over 42,000 individuals receiving Long Term Services and Supports, Maryland Medicaid is dedicated to providing choice and autonomy in the provision of care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued new rules to ensure individuals receiving Long Term Services and Supports have choices regarding their setting, services, and service providers. The rules aim to guarantee rights of privacy, dignity, and respect, by optimizing autonomy and independence in making life choices, and ensuring that participants in home and community-based service programs are able to fully participate in their communities to the extent that they desire and are able.

In service of these goals, Maryland Medicaid has adopted a person-centered planning approach to Long Term Services and Supports administration, which is designed to promote not only optimal health outcomes, but also greater independence and better quality of life for participants. To that end, Medicaid is increasingly moving away from institutional-based care toward home and community-based services.