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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 June 2014, Kansas posted Transition Plans for all waivers, as well as information about the rule and public comment and public forum opportunities (see documents below).
On November 10, 2014, the state posted additional proposed program changes, including changes to each waiver up for renewal and a statewide transition plan. Comments were due December 10, 2014.
On December 31, 2014, Kansas posted the Final Proposed Changes to HCBS Programs Following Public Comment Period.
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On June 13, 2014 Kansas has posted a Transition Plan and related information. Comments on the plan were due July 15, 2014.
These state documents explain the rule and in-person public sessions:
Final HCBS Transition Plan
Under the new Home- and Community-Based Setting (HCBS) rule, the settings that individuals on Medicaid (KanCare) HCBS programs live in must be integrated into the greater community and must support full access for individuals to community resources, including opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community, to the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS.
Consumer Rights & Freedoms under the CMS Final Settings Rule
HCBS Transition Plan – Supplemental Documents – March 17, 2015
HCBS Transition Plan – CMS Draft – March 17, 2015
The Transition Plans for each waiver are available on www.kdads.ks.gov and below:
- HCBS Autism Specific Transition Plan – January 26, 2015
Comments on these plans were due July 15, 2014
On December 31, the state posted the Final Proposed Changes to HCBS Programs Following Public Comment Period.
Letter from CMS to Kansas regarding HCBS Rules and 1115 Waiver: HCBS Letter to Kansas
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 Kansas on September 4, 2015.
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The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services wants to give stakeholders additional opportunity for information and feedback on the compliance process. During these meetings they will cover: what work has been done, what work is left to do, and how you can be involved. For dates and location
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More to come