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Dates and Deadlines

All states must submit to CMS a plan for transitioning their current HCBS system into compliance with the new rule by March 17, 2015. States submitting a 1915(c) waiver renewal or amendment before March 17, 2015 must include a transition plan in that submission. States then have 120 days from that submission date to submit a transition plan for the remainder of their HCBS system.

In July of 2014, the AL Division of Developmental Disabilities developed and posted for comment a transition plan for the ID Waiver. In August 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommended that the state develop a new, more comprehensive plan and open it again for public comment.

On October 10, 2014 the AL Division of Developmental Disabilities posted a Transition Plan for the ID Waiver. Comments were due December 5, 2014.

On February 13, 2015 Alabama posted a Proposed Statewide Transition Plan. Comments were due March 14, 2015

The Alabama Medicaid Agency is seeking public comment on its submission of a Systemic Assessment of the Statewide Transition Plan for Alabama Home and Community-Based Waivers. The comment period is open until March 30, 2016. Written comments regarding the proposed assessment are welcome and should be mailed to:  LaQuita Robinson, Long Term Care Division, Alabama Medicaid Agency, 501 Dexter Avenue, P.O. Box 5624, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5624 or by e-mail at the following address:

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Home and Community Based Services Homepage

HCBS Informational Memo – September 2014

Intellectual Disability Waiver

Assessment Process

Statewide Transition Plan

Proposed Statewide Transition Plan Comments are due March 14, 2015

Final HCBS Statewide Transition Plan – March 17, 2015

Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA): This letter notifies states that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) prior to initial approval. CMS sent this letter to Alabama on August 20, 2015

Initial Approval with Milestones and a Resubmission Date. This letter is the communication CMS sends to the state notifying the state that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, the STP is sufficient, but systemic and/or site-specific assessments are not yet completed.  The response to the state will vary dependent on whether the state has or has not identified settings that are presumed to have institutional characteristics and any information the state may wish CMS to consider under the heightened scrutiny process (sent to Alabama on February 21, 2017).

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Alabama Department of Mental Health HCBS Webinar

People First of Alabama:

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