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Senior & Disabilities Services needs more licensed contractors to make our clients’ homes accessible, especially in rural areas.
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We can help! If you have questions, contact the Provider Certification & Compliance Unit
at 907-269-3666 or
dsdscertification@alaska.gov

Environmental Modification (E-Mod)
Home Accessibility Program

Follow the underlined text to see photos.Curved Stairlift Picture

Outdoor wheelchair ramps (covered, if necessary)

Handrails and grab bars

Lift systems (stair lifts and platform lifts)

Roll-in showers

Elevated toilets and other bathroom accessibility

Wider doorways

Overview

Alaskans who are ill, frail or injured may need a wheelchair ramp or other changes to their home to maintain their independence.
If they are eligible for one of Alaska's Medicaid waivers, the state “environmental modification,” or E-Mod, program may help pay for accessibility construction projects:

When waiver program recipients need accessibility modifications done to their home, they contact their waiver program care coordinator. The care coordinator assist recipients and guardians with determining what modifications needed and requests cost estimates from Medicaid certified contractors. Modifications have a cost cap of $18,500 that is renewable every 3 years. Senior & Disabilities Services (SDS) approves all project estimates, and the care coordinator manages the necessary paperwork submissions to SDS. Click here to review cost estimate document links for typical accessibility projects Requests for Cost Estimate. Once projects are finished, the contractor requests reimbursement through Xerox, the company that handles Alaska Medicaid billing. Xerox then pays the contractor the previously authorized costs.

For details, contact Andy Sandusky, andy.sandusky@alaska.gov, 269-3448, or 1-800-478-9996 toll-free statewide.

Providers may contact the Certification Unit at 907-269-3666.