Cam and Madi’s Promise, Incorporated (C.A.M.P) is making great efforts to advocate for the growing number of children and families in Georgia facing the diagnosis of a developmental or intellectual disability requiring an institutional level of care comparable to that provided by hospitals, nursing homes, and intermediate skilled nursing facilitates. 

At C.A.M.P, we are devoted to helping Special Needs families overcome the occurrence of financial and emotional hardships that arise while trying to meet the demands of today's costly healthcare system. The approval for a  Medicaid Waiver can provide not only access to quality health care for these children, but also the relief their parents will have knowing their children are getting the services they deserve.  

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Learn About the Waivers C.A.M.P Can Help You Apply for FREE

Katie Beckett TEFRA Medicaid Waiver


Eligibility for the Katie Beckett Waiver is based on whether the child's intellectual or developmental disability rises to an Institutional Level of Care (ILOC).  ILOC is care received in the community that is comparable to care provided at either a hospital, a nursing home or intermediate skilled nursing facility. 

Being approved for a Medicaid waiver may allow for some additional benefits, as well.  For families with employer sponsored health insurance serving as their disabled child's primary coverage, Medicaid may reimburse their monthly premium payment if the state deems it's cost effective to do so.  This program is called the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP), and uses a specific formula to determine eligibility.  https://medicaid.georgia.gov/sites/medicaid.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/GA-HIPP-Brochure.pdf  If a family is denied HIPP, it may be eligible to have some of its monthly premium reimbursed under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)  https://medicaid.georgia.gov/children%E2%80%99s-health-insurance-program-reauthorization-act-2009-chipra 

New Options and the Comprehensive Supports Waivers


The NOW/COMP Waiver provides  additional services not offered by the Katie Beckett Waiver.  Beneficiaries must still meet ILOC to be approved, and be Medicaid eligible.  It is common for parents and caregivers to apply for the NOW/COMP waiver after their child has been approved for the Katie Beckett waiver.  The cost of  services required by the beneficiary determines whether they are eligible for the NOW, or the COMP Waiver.  These waivers are also based on need, so the beneficiary could receive benefits shortly after being approved, particularly for beneficiaries/patients with high acuity levels (i.e., complex medical needs requiring in home nursing care).  For beneficiaries with lower acuity levels meeting ILOC, they may receive their NOW/COMP waivers several years later after initially applying.  After an evaluation is completed by the appropriate DBHDD staff, the beneficiary is placed on either the short or long term planning list which determines how soon the beneficiary's benefits will begin.  For families whose children are on a planning list they may be eligible for Family Support services which is funding that pays for medical treatment and other community activities children require outside of the home.  https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/family-support-services

No Need for Paper Applications Anymore


 Georgia Gateway is the State of Georgia's new online self-service portal that allows individuals to apply for Medicaid and other benefits.  After your child has been approved for a Medicaid waiver go to the Gateway website and create them an account.  The system will link their new Medicaid card number to their contact information allowing you to create their account.  For those renewing their child's annual waiver, you MUST first reapply on Georgia Gateway's website, then WAIT to receive your child's renewal application instructions in the mail from the office of the  Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team.  The assigned case worker will let you know what information is needed to complete your child's renewal

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Contact a C.A.M.P advocate for FREE application or appeals assistance.

Cam and Madi's Promise Incorporated

P.O. Box 82 Smyrna, GA 30081

(770) 239-1522 EIN: 82-5447038


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Saturday - Sunday: Closed