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Community Options:
Guidelines and Procedures

Effective:  November 1998

The Community Options Program Guidelines (COP Guidelines) outline the Procedures of the Community Options Program.  Revised in November 1998, still in effect today.  Previously available by purchase only, it is now online.

List of Chapters and Appendices

Table of Contents (PDF, 22 KB)

Helpful Subject Index (PDF, 28 KB)

Chapter I:  Purpose and Authority (PDF, 17 KB)

Chapter II:  Administration (PDF, 80 KB)

Chapter III:  Community Options Plan (PDF, 21 KB)

Chapter IV:  Eligibility (PDF, 31 KB)

Chapter V:  Implementation (PDF, 85 KB)

Chapter VI:  Rights, Appeals and Grievances (PDF, 15 KB)

Chapter VII:  Records and Reports (PDF, 26 KB)

Appendix A:  Sample Rights Notification (PDF, 16 KB)

Appendix B:  Community Options Functional Screen

Appendix C:  Current Reimbursement Rates and Limits (PDF, 24 KB)

Appendix D:  Community Options Cost-Sharing Worksheet

Appendix E:  Community Options Annual Care Management Capacity Report (PDF, 33 KB)

Appendix F:  Definitions (PDF, 18 KB)

Appendix G:  Community Options Statute (exit DHS)

Appendix H:  Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HSS 73 (exit DHS)

Appendix I:  Tasks Involved in Care Management and Their Desired Outcomes (PDF, 19 KB)

Appendix Z:  Definitions Regarding "Independent Apartments" (PDF, 13 KB)


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Last Revised: January 21, 2011