SeniorCare - Continuing the Program

SeniorCare - Prescription Drugs for Wisconsin Seniors

Overview

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is requesting a three-year renewal of its Section 1115 Demonstration Project for the SeniorCare Prescription Drug Assistance Program to continue the program until December 31, 2018. The current waiver is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2015. SeniorCare, Wisconsin's prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older is designed to help seniors with their prescription drug costs.

Current Status of Waiver

The Department has submitted the waiver renewal application for continuation of the SeniorCare program.

Application Materials

SeniorCare Waiver Final Application - June 30, 2015

Meetings

SeniorCare Advisory Committee Meeting - May 11, 2015

SAC Motion - May 11, 2015

SeniorCare Public Meeting - May 12, 2015

Public Meeting Presentation - May 11, 2015

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History of the Program

On July 1, 2002, Wisconsin received the necessary waiver approvals from CMS to operate a portion of SeniorCare as a five-year demonstration project. Through its partnership with the federal government, the SeniorCare waiver extends Medicaid eligibility through Title XIX to cover prescription drugs as a necessary primary health care benefit.

Population and Numbers Served

The target population for services under this demonstration project is seniors 65 years of age or older with income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Each month the SeniorCare waiver program serves about 60,000 seniors.

Last Revised: July 8, 2015