Community Recovery Services (CRS)

Wisconsin’s Medicaid State Plan Amendment under 1915(i) State Plan Home and Community Based Services is called Community Recovery Services (CRS), and provides three services under the umbrella of psychosocial rehabilitation that helps clients to reach their full potential. The program has an expectation of Recovery, with Outcome Based Services that are individualized based on the needs identified through the comprehensive assessment and a person-centered planning process. The program is based upon a continuous improvement process characterized by continual growth and improved functioning of the client, and includes measures of individual outcomes associated with the implementation of goals included in the Individual Service Plan.

Three Services of the CRS Program

CRS Home and Community Based Services Transition Plan for 1915(i)

The Department intends to transition the Community Recovery Services (CRS) program currently operating under the 1915(i) authority to a 1905(a) authority effective January 1, 2015, pending CMS approval. DHS issued a public notice (see page 30) regarding this transition under the Wisconsin State Register published on November 15th. If CMS does not approve the transition of the CRS program from a 1915(i) to a 1905(a) requirement, DHS agrees to follow the statewide transition plan for Home and Community Based Services as outlined in the statewide transition plan to bring Wisconsin’s home and community-based services programs into compliance with the new federal HCBS regulation.

Please send all questions and comments via email to: by December 11, 2014.

Wisconsin's 1915(i) State Plan Amendment

Consumer Eligibility

CRS Quality Review Process

County Information and Resources

Additional Information and Links

Central Office Contact:

Ron Bonlender
CRS Coordinator
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1 West Wilson Street, Room 851
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7851

Telephone: (608) 267-9864
FAX: (608) 267-7793

Last Revised: March 5, 2015