The Community Integration Program is a
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for adults with developmental disabilities.
In general, people who have a developmental disability are able to
lead very productive lives in their community. People are able to access
integrated employment, live in settings such as supported
apartments, utilize the local transportation system, and access local doctors,
clinics and hospitals.
In order to access the county-operated Community Integration Program Waiver (CIP
Waiver), the person has to meet the Federal Definition of Developmental
The CIP Waiver helps people with
developmental disabilities to stay out of institutions, or to relocate from state centers and nursing homes back to their
communities. In many circumstances, CIP can help prevent someone from having to
leave his/her community. CIP is funded through the federal Medicaid Program
(MA). It is known as an "MA waiver" because the federal government has
waived certain regulations, allowing Wisconsin to use the dollars to follow people
to the community. The money goes from the state to county waiver agencies
who administer the program.
Area Quality Specialists are assigned to
specific county waiver agencies and/or tribes to provide technical
assistance and quality assurance activities.
For general program information contact Denise Cox at (608) 266-0547 or by e-mail at
April 17, 2013