Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extension

The State intends to request an extension of the current Medicaid 1115 Waiver which is anticipated to take effect January 1, 2019 and end December 31, 2023. The request will seek to continue all current authorities with some changes essential to successfully transform the Medicaid program. The request must be submitted to CMS by June 30, 2018 in accordance with procedures established under federal law.  

The proposed extension is accessible electronically below or available in hard copy upon request (401-462-6348 or RI Relay, dial 711). Interested persons should submit data, views, or written comments by April 23, 2018 to Melody Lawrence, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 3 West Rd, Cranston, RI, 02920, or

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 42‐35 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended, that the Secretary will hold three (3) Public Hearings on the above-mentioned matter at the following locations/times:

___ Public Hearing #1____    ____ Public Hearing #2____      ____Public Hearing #3______ 
      April 2, 2018, 3:30-4:30 pm
      Westerly Public Library
      & Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St.    
      Westerly, RI 02891

      April 3, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
      Woonsocket Public Library
      303 Clinton Street
      Woonsocket, RI 02895

        April 10, 2018, 3:30-4:30 pm
        301 Metro Centre Blvd 
        Warwick, RI 02886
        2nd Floor Conf Rm

The EOHHS Taskforce will be the main venue for EOHHS to provide updates on the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extension request. Beginning in August of 2017, the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extension request will be a standing agenda item. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact Melody Lawrence at  For EOHHS Taskforce meeting agendas and minutes, see the Secretary of State website.

RI Comprehensive 1115 Demonstration Waiver Request

Supporting Documents

Updates at the EOHHS Taskforce Meetings

Phase 1 Stakeholder Input on 1115 Waiver Extension





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