Community Services, Inc. has been a licensed behavioral health center with the State of West Virginia since May 2004. The agency provides I/DD (Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities) Waiver Services.
CSI was formed to meets the needs of individuals who are intellectually/developmentally disabled that were not being met by other providers/resources. CSI is fully committed to serving the needs of the participants and putting forth the utmost effort in trying to provide these services in the fastest, most effective manner possible, with a focus on the needs of the participants and their families.
The agency promotes person-centered planning by providing services or linkage to services which will enable individuals to focus on their strengths and interests so they may realize their full potential by developing skills, competencies, and talents in order to improve their quality of life by implementing supports, assistive technology, and/or adaptations as needed. The agency promotes the right of people with disabilities to make choices about their own lives, to have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else, and to speak and advocate for themselves.
As a smaller, locally operated agency, CSI strives to provide services that are client/family specific in a more timely fashion. CSI will work with other agencies, groups, and the general public to eliminate discrimination and encourage the development of services appropriate to the individual person by advocating for their rights and needs.
The West Virginia Medicaid Program is administered pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act and Chapter 9 of West Virginia Code.
The Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) contracts with an Administrative Services Organization (ASO). The ASO, APS Healthcare, acts as an agent of BMS and administers the operation of the I/DD Waiver Program. The ASO processes initial eligibility determination packets and conducts the annual functional assessment to establish re-determination of medical eligibility. The ASO conducts education for I/DD Waiver providers, members, advocacy groups, and DHHR. The ASO provides a framework and a process for the purchase of waiver services. At times, the ASO, in collaboration with BMS will provide answers to policy questions which serve as policy clarifications.
The I/DD Waiver Program (formerly the MR/DD Waiver Program) provides services that instruct, train, support, supervise, and assist individuals who have intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities in achieving the highest level of independence and self-sufficiency possible in their lives. The I/DD Waiver Program provides services in natural settings, homes and communities where the member resides, works, and shops instead of ICF/MR facilities.