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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 January 21, 2015, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services posted a draft transition plan for comment. Comments are due February 20, 2015.
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January 2015 Draft Transition Plan (comments due February 20, 2015):
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 North Carolina on August 7, 2015.
NEW! Revised STP – December 2015 (no comment period)
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