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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.

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HCBS Statewide Transition Plan Homepage

Statewide Transition Plan Timeline

September 19, 2014 California First Draft Statewide Transition Plan

November 7, 2014 California Second Draft Statewide Transition Plan. Comments were due December 8, 2014.

Summary of Changes from First to Second Statewide Transition Plan Drafts

December 19, 2014  (revised) Statewide Transition Plan and Stakeholder Input Summary

July 1, 2015 (revised) Statewide Transition Plan 

August 14, 2015 (most recent) Statewide Transition Plan 

NEW! 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 California on November 16, 2015



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October 20,2014 Transition Plan Comments by  NSCLC, NHeLP, DREDF, DRC, CFILC, and The Arc

NSCLC_DRC comments re MSSP transition

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA): Stakeholder Activities site

Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder Workgroups

California Health Advocates

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More to come

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