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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 October 10, 2014, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services posted a draft transition plan. Comments were due November 10, 2014.
On December 12, 2014, the state submitted a final Statewide Transition Plan to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
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Member and Provider Stakeholder Memo – October 2014
Montana Health Coalition Memo – October 2014
Draft Transition Plan – Comments due November 10, 2014
Response to Public Input – December 2014
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. CMS sent this letter to Montana on December 23, 2016
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 Montana on August 26, 2015.
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