Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approve temporary extension of SeniorCare

Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683

 Prescription drug assistance program for seniors will continue

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is granting a temporary extension of Wisconsin’s SeniorCare waiver, which is set to expire at the end of 2018. The temporary extension allows the program to continue as CMS finalizes its review of the application for a long-term extension.

In April of 2018, under the direction of Governor Scott Walker, the Department of Health Services (DHS) submitted an application requesting an extension of its Section 1115 Research and Demonstration Project waiver, known as the SeniorCare Prescription Drug Assistance Program. The current three-year waiver expires December 31, 2018, and DHS is now requesting a ten-year extension so the state may continue to operate the program through December 31, 2028.

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