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The K Plan is a new Medicaid state plan option authorized under the Affordable Care Act.
It allows states like Oregon to provide home and community-based services and supports while receiving a six percent increase in federal medical assistance funds from the federal government for those services.
These services benefit Oregonians who want to stay in their home community and remain independent, healthy and safe. At the same time, it saves both the state and federal government money because we are providing more extensive home and community based long term services and supports in lieu of more expensive institutional care.
Here are some key facts about the K Plan in Oregon:
- The K Plan will provide for a reinvestment of dollars back into our system by the federal government that will allow Oregon to offer additional important services to people who normally would not be able to access them.
- The K Plan allows Oregon to continue our ability to serve people in their own homes or community setting.
- These services will help people be independent, safe and healthy.
- The K Plan allows for more federal dollars to be reinvested back into our APD and DD system, enabling us to better serve those who need ongoing services and supports to remain healthy and safe.
- The K Plan will allow the state to better serve people transitioning to lesser levels of care in the community.
- For staff and providers it means some changes in the way we do things. For the public, it will not be a significant change.