Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

What is a Medicaid Waiver?

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Sean and Alex (Photo credit: VCU CNS)

Do you know what a Medicaid Waiver is? Have you ever heard of one?

A Medicaid Waiver is federally funded money that states can use to pay for services for people with mental health needs. It allows the state to provide funds through Medicaid that allow services which are community-based instead of institutional. Medicaid Waivers provide supports/services to those in need closer to their home and communities. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Public Welfare administers them with eligibility requirements, while in other states the process by which Medicaid Waivers are administered may vary.

To learn more about these Waivers, visit this Pdf file for a step-by-step guide on understanding Medicaid Waivers.

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As always, I wish you well

*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

States across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

To keep everyone at Anchored Child & Family Counseling safe, I will only be opening the office for in-person sessions 1 day of the week. The other days of the week will consist of teletherapy sessions until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated and corona virus cases have gone down.

My office assistant and I will be monitoring insurance policies for any changes to corona-related cost share, copayment, and coinsurance policies. I will be checking and rechecking insurance policies to ensure you will be covered for teletherapy. At this time, all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy into September 2020.

Please check (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at:

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you



Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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