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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.
On September 17, the state posted transition plans for the Assisted Living, Independent Living, Elderly & Disabled, and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver, and for 1915(i) State Plan Services. Comments were due October 17.
On October 24, 2014 Mississippi submitted a Statewide Transition Plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Mississippi reissued a Statewide Transition Plan draft that was open for public comment until April 10,2015.
Mississippi reissued a Statewide Transition Plan draft that was open for public comment until December 27, 2016
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Transition Plan Documents
1915(c) Assisted Living:
1915(c) Independent Living:
1915(c) Elderly and Disabled:
1915(i) State Plan Services:
Draft Statewide HCBS Transition Plan – Comments Due April 10, 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 Mississippi on August 13, 2015.
NEW – 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 Mississippi on May 25, 2017).
Revised Statewide Transition Plan
The transition plan, public notice, and public comments can be accessed for the 1915(c) and 1915(i) HCB setting transition plan by clicking the links below:
- Revised Statewide Transition Plan Summary and Timeline clean: Nov. 28, 2016
- Revised Statewide Transition Plan and Timeline strike: Nov. 28, 2016
- Public notice for Nov. 28, 2016
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