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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.

New –  Initial Approval, May 21, 2019

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Kansas HCBS Transition Plan Homepage

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:

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

New –  Updated Statewide Transition Plan – March 20, 2017

HCBS Transition Plan – Supplemental Documents – March 17, 2015

HCBS Transition Plan – CMS Draft – March 17, 2015

Proposed Changes to HCBS Programs Following Public Comment Period – December 31, 2014

Kansas HCBS Settings Analysis

Kansas HCBS Settings Summary

The Transition Plans for each waiver are available on www.kdads.ks.gov and below:

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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