Webinar on the Community First Choice Option

Community LivingThe Friday Morning Collaborative will host this webinar titled Community First Choice Option: State Consideration and Implementation


The Community First Choice Option provides states with a new opportunity and financial incentive to expand access to home and community based services to individuals with disabilities and seniors. States can receive an additional 6% federal match for qualified services and supports through their Medicaid state plan. Unlike Medicaid HCBS waivers, states cannot cap enrollment and maintain waiting lists for individuals who meet and institutional level of care. This webinar will feature insights from three states (Colorado, Montana, and Oregon) that are actively considering or implementing the Community First Choice Option.

This webinar is being hosted by the Friday Morning Collaborative, a coalition of national aging and disability organizations working together to advance home and community-based services and supports, with support from The SCAN Foundation. Support for this webinar is also provided by the Community Living Policy Center, with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (grant number H133B130034) and the Administration for Community Living.


Martha Beavers; Policy Specialist, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Edward Kako; Senior Associate, Mission Analytics Group, Inc.

Kelly Williams; Division Administrator, Senior and Long-Term Care Division, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Trisha Baxter; Interim DD Program Director and Chief Operating Officer, Aging & People with Disabilities, Oregon Department of Human Services

Mike McCormick; Director, Aging & People with Disabilities, Oregon Department of Human Services

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