New Opportunity Waive

The New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) program is a Medicaid waiver designed to provide home and community-based supports and sevices to recipeints with development disabilities who require the level of care of an Intermediate Care Facility for people with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD). This waiver is operated by the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) under the authorization of the Bureau of Health Services Financing (BHSF). Both OCDD and BHSF are agencies within the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).