Notice for Public Forum on the Section Medicaid 1115 Demonstration

NOTE: This forum is to discuss Federal approval of the State’s Section 1115 Waiver demonstration as described below.  Med-QUEST will not be making a presentation on the recent QUEST Integration RFP award at this forum.  This is because we are in the time period when health plans can protest the award through a formal process.  Med-QUEST does not want to disrupt this formal process.

Please see the notice of award here for more details on the QUEST Integration Contract Awards.

1115 Waiver Public Forum Agenda

1115 Waiver Public Forum Powerpoint Presentation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the State of Hawai‘i’s “QUEST Integration” (Project Number 11-W-00001/9) Demonstration under Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act on July 31, 2019.

The five-year demonstration project, which is administered by the Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division (MQD), authorizes Hawaii to continue providing Medicaid benefits through its managed care delivery system, continue providing Home and Community-Based Services to certain populations, and expand access to and benefits of Community Integration Services for beneficiaries who meet specified needs-based críteria.  This demonstration project is approved through July 31, 2024.

Under the provisions of federal law, the State must hold a public forum to solicit comments on the progress of the demonstration project.  Therefore, the MQD hereby notifies the public that a post-award public forum will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to give meaningful comments on the progress of the demonstration project as described in this notification. 

Date:               January 30, 2020

Time:               9:00 am

Location:         Kakuhihewa Building

                        Conference Room 577A

                        601 Kamokila Blvd

                        Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Interested parties are invited to join the public forum and to state their views on the progress regarding the demonstration project. To RSVP your attendance, please call 808-692-8058 or email [email protected].

If you would prefer to join by telephone, please call 808-692-8058 or email [email protected] for call in information.

In lieu of joining the public forum in person, written comments may be submitted and must be received by the State from the date of publication of this notice through January 31, 2020 to:

Department of Human Services

Med-QUEST Division

Attention:  Policy and Program Development Office

P.O Box 700190

Kapolei, Hawaii 96707


Email to: [email protected]

Special accommodations (i.e. interpreter, sign language interpreter, large print, or taped materials) will be arranged, if requested no later than seven (7) working days before the scheduled public forum by calling 808-692-8058.

Modified on January 29, 2020