Employment and Community First (ECF) CHOICES

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TennCare Enrollees who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities may be eligible for Employment and Community First CHOICES. The Employment and Community First CHOICES program may help these individuals gain employment and work towards an independent lifestyle.

What is Employment and Community First CHOICES?

Employment and Community First CHOICES is a new TennCareSM program for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This program is designed to provide the support you need in your own home or in the community. These are called Home and Community Based Services or HCBS.

Services in Employment and Community First CHOICES will help you plan for and get a job, and live as independently as possible in the community. They will help you do things in the community that you want to do – to help you build relationships and reach your goals. If you live at home with your family, they will also help your family support you in planning for and reaching your goals.

BlueCare Tennessee is your TennCare health plan. We’re sometimes called your Managed Care Organization or MCO. We will help you get the services you need in Employment and Community First CHOICES. We will also help you with your physical or behavioral health care (mental health, alcohol and drug abuse services).

If you have any questions, please call BlueCare Tennessee Customer Service – 1-800-468-9698.

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Who is it for?

  • People with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who are not currently receiving services

What will be offered?

  • Support for families caring for a person with I/DD
  • Supports to help people with I/DD achieve employment and independent living goals
  • For people who cannot work or need more support to live in the community, residential and other day services to help them achieve their community living goals